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Meet The Parents

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Meet the parents is an African Movie Academy Movie award-winning short film written, directed and produced by Lonzo Nzekwe. It is based on the Meet the Parents song by Jay Z.

It follows the life of a man Michael and an event that further alters the course of his life when he meets his son on a bridge after years of refusing to acknowledge him.

It is an action-packed drama that resonates beyond cliché associated with an action film based on a black man in a very black neighbourhood. It’s a family tale of love, survival, regret and forgiveness that can be found in any part of the world.

My interest in the film grew after watching the trailer but I was afraid to get my hopes up. I didn’t want to be disappointed but I finally did and it was worth the watch. There is a reason it won best short film at the “African Oscars”

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Since the movie came out some time ago, it is no longer in the cinemas. However, you can watch it on IronFlix a video streaming platform for movies. The first month is free but you have to pay $5 a month for subsequent months.IMG_20160615_231445

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I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

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