All is now ready for the next phase of the Dazzling Mirage National Campus Tour by Mainframe Film and Television Productions, Opomulero. The next tertiary institutions on schedule are Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun state; Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state and Redeemer’s University of Nigeria, Ede, Osun state.
It would be recalled that last year, Mainframe Productions began the Dazzling Mirage National Campus Tour of Nigerian universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of educations with the premier University in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan. The edutainment movie has since been to Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Bowen University and the Osun State University, Ikire Campus.
The use of film in education or what is known as Entertainment Education (EE) has been proven to be effective in health communications, and Dazzling Mirage’s storyline is as much a national issue as it is compelling. Moreover, the movie is a confluence of entertainment and enlightenment, particularly as it concerns young adults. Taking the movie to tertiary institutions is therefore a perfect means of reaching the target audience.
There is always an interactive session at the end of each screening where students and other members of the audience have the opportunity to discuss with veteran Nigerian Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, who produced and directed the movie. The National Campus Tour is an initiative of Mainframe Productions in collaboration with iNGRiD, which has Olamide Adeyemo has its Head of Creatives and Events.
An adaptation of Yinka Egbokhare’s novel of the same name, and screenplay by Ade Solanke, Dazzling Mirage is a locally produced health film designed as a social and behaviour change tool in relation to sickle cell disease in the Nigerian society. It tells the story of a talented, beautiful young sickle-cell sufferer who overcomes social stigma and her own low self-esteem to achieve career success, marriage and motherhood.
By Abisola Ojo