The iconic Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel played host to the highly anticipated press conference for “DOCTOR BELLO” the unprecedented cross-continental blockbuster film starring Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okerereke, Bern Cohen and many others constituting a stellar cast.
Written and directed by award winning producer Tony Abulu, the film’s synopsis captivatingly states “The cure for cancer has been found in the sky mountains of Africa and an American oncologist will risk everything to get it”
Scheduled for release in Summer 2012, Doctor Bello is positioned to showcase Nollywood’s cross-marketability within the interventional spectrum, as the first movie project financed in part of the recently established Nigerian Intervention Fund for the Arts and a entertainment industry administered by NEXIM Bank.
“Many distinguished Internationally-recognized Nigerian artists living in diaspora have teamed up with great indigenous artistes to produce what is billed to be Nigeria’s foray into the international community” said producer Tony Abulu.
Brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10year old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work from the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the hospital’s cancer research fund.
Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertifiedNigerian Doctor, known in Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker.
Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the cancer speeding into remission.
The hospital medical board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractices. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically I’ll in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of that same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “garden of life” nestled on the peak of Nigeria”s sky mountains.
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