‘Jungle Justice’, the award-winning short film produced by Regina Van-Helvert that chronicles the seemingly neglected mob injustice phenomenon, which destroys families, livelihoods and communities across the Western, Central and Southern parts of Africa in particular, has been selected to screen at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival.
Directed by Idowu Okeniyi, ‘Jungle Justice’ made its cinema debut in 2018 and in the last month of the said year at the Ghana Movie Awards, it won best short film and best actress for Yvonne Nelson, who played the lead role in the movie.
At the time of the award glory of the film, Regina disclosed about the force that inspired her to make the movie, “I fell in love with the script because it was not the usual love and romance thing. And it was challenging, especially the storyline which spoke about citizens learning to let the laws take action whenever miscreants are exposed. I did it because I felt it was a pressing issue that needed to be dealt with so winning an award was not in the picture but today see. Winning means it was good and I should do more.”
The Pan African Film Festival is recorded as the largest black film festival, which has over the years witnessed the come in Hollywood powerhouses such as Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover and many others.
“We are excited that this film JUNGLE JUSTICE has been selected for screening,” Regina commented.
The festival is expected to run in February this year.