Weeks after Canadian-shot Nigerian movie, Anchor Baby hit the cinema, the US congress is planning a debate on the subject matter â€˜anchor babyâ€™; the debate borders around children born to parents who are in the US illegally. The congress is to decide if such children should continue to enjoy automatic U.S. citizenship. However, the question many are beginning to ask is, â€œDoes the movie â€œAnchor Babyâ€ have anything to do with the debate?â€ FoxNews,
Meanwhile, the movie which recently won three awards that include Best Screen play, Best actress for Omoni Oboli and an award of excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards has continued to enjoy massive patronage at the cinemas and continuous accolades from veterans in the movie industry.
Anchor Baby has also won other international awards like Harlem International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood U.S.A and has been officially accepted to screen at the â€˜Fans of Filmâ€™ film festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The movie tells the story of Joyce and Paul Unanga, a married illegal immigrant couple living in the US; they have been ordered by the US immigration to leave the country by voluntary departure. They agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream.
Anchor Baby has almost 40 actors with speaking roles that includes frontline actors in the film are Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, Colin Paradine, Michael Scratch, Mark Cassius, Rachael
Ancheril, Cyrus Faird, Santiago Lopera, and Chris Patterson and about 60 extras