Anchor Baby, 2011, 94 Min, HD
Written, Directed & Produced by Lonzo Nzekwe

Anchor Baby is a very emotional story of an Illegal immigrant couple living in the United States,
on a daring journey to achieve the "American Dream" for their unborn child.





Married, illegal immigrant couple Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong) have been ordered by the U.S. immigration to leave the country. They decide that they will leave, but only after Joyce, who is five months pregnant, delivers her baby in the U.S. This will guarantee automatic U.S. citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order the couple goes into hiding. Later, Paul is caught and deported by a team of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, led by agent Mark Castello (Michael Scratch). This leaves Joyce to struggle on her own to accomplish their dream.

But bureaucracy keeps getting in the way of Joyce achieving her goal and just as she is about to give up hope, she meets Susan Backley (Terri Oliver), a married freelance writer who offers to help in the form of safe, free accommodation until the baby is born. With the help of her newfound friend, Joyce sets out to make the ‘American Dream’ come true for her unborn child.

Theatrical Details:

Anchor Baby was released in Nigeria cinemas on December 10th, 2010.
It was in the cinemas for 10 weeks.
Grossed over 17,000,000 Naira ($150,000.00)
It was the No. 1 indigenous film released when it was at the cinemas.
It is the 3rd highest earning Nigerian movie in Nigeria cinemas
It is critically acclaimed by the Nigeria and Ghana film critics and considered the best film of 2010 in Nigeria
It was also released in Ghana cinemas after its Nigeria release.

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