‘The Herbert Macaulay Affair’ for screening at Jo’burg Film Festival


A film exploring the life of a Nigerian nationalist, Sir Herbert Macaulay, has been selected for screening at the prestigious Jo’burg Film Festival in South Africa.

The Film’s director, Imoh Umoren disclosed that ‘The Herbert Macaulay Affair’, is a classic take on the life and times of Macaulay, including his relationship with his wife, Caroline Pratt, the daughter of an African Superintendent of Police he married in December 1898.

The Joburg film festival will be collaborating with DISCOP, the biggest market place for film enthusiasts and filmmakers in Africa to connect producers.

The films selected for the festival are eligible for awards, by a jury of international experts and the others judged by the audience.

Macaulay, born Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay on Nov. 14, 1864, was a Nigerian nationalist and politician, considered by many Nigerians as the founder of Nigerian nationalism. His face feature on the Nigerian One Naira currency.

The Herbert Macaulay Affair is written by Bisi Jamgbadi, with William Benson playing Herbert Macaulay. It also features Wale Macaulay, one of Herbert Macaulay’s grandsons, among its cast.

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