Over the past few weeks, Netflix has been acquiring African content. Since it bought Lionheart, then Mokalik and after it set up shop with Netflix Naija
Now, 2010 movie, Anchor Baby, gets on Netflix.
1. Anchor Baby
Anchor Baby is produced and directed by Lonzo Nzekwe and features Omoni Oboli (as Joyce Unanga), Sam Sarpong (as Paul Unanga), and Terri Oliver as Susan Backley. After its release in 2010, it won several awards. It won Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival. Omoni Oboli won best actress for the role and two nominations for the 7th African Movie Academy Awards
A married Nigerian couple, Joyce and Paul Unanga, living illegally in the United States, has been ordered to leave the country by U.S. immigration. They decide that they will leave, but only after Joyce, who is five months pregnant, delivers her baby. This will guarantee automatic U.S. citizenship for their child.
Thus ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. But Paul is caught and deported, leaving Joyce to fend for herself. She struggles on her own to survive. She is about to give up hope when she meets Susan, 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.