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Even with the return of the cinema culture to Lagos in 2004, the largest local government in our centre of excellence boasts of only one cinema located at Igando.

There were no cinemas on the mainland in Lagos 10 years ago, now all that has changed.

Presently cinemas are located on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nigeria, with a huge population and multi-ethnic groupings ought to be a veritable market for the motion picture industry to flourish.

But while countries with similar population and multifarious cultural groupings are using the cinema to project their image to the world, tell their stories, showcase their culture, create employment opportunities and also rake in huge revenue, the Nigerian cinema is in a mishmash, with some stakeholders lamenting the decay in the industry, while government handles issues concerning the cinema with levity.

After a couple of decades in the dark, the lights have finally come back on in Nigeria’s cinemas. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that new movie theatres have arisen on the ashes of the old ones. The joys of the descending seat rows, giant screens and surround sound have returned, complete with the popcorn, laughter and tears that we associate with the cinema experience.

At a time when the Moral and ethical standards of our society are being heavily influenced by entertainment, and we see the Church struggling to be part of the conversation among young people, Heart In Motion (HIM) studios brings an inspirational movie which looks at family and faith through the lens of an unconventional encounter with God in this modern age.