“My Love from Another Land” is an upcoming movie that tells the story of Olushegun Achebe, a Nigerian-American adopted by Nigerians as a newborn who finds success in the Nigerian legal industry but decides to relocate to Uganda. In Uganda, he falls in love with an Acholi woman and embarks on a journey through traditional cultural rituals and practices to marry her.
Directed by Kevin Johns Nabukenya, the film is inspired by the real-life experiences of a Nigerian-American couple, Pablo and Anu, who left the United States to make Uganda their home and pursue a future in agriculture while sharing their experiences living in this East African country on their YouTube channel, Familia PablAnu.
As Shegun’s relationship with his Acholi love deepens, they face numerous challenges from their diverse cultural backgrounds. Shegun immerses himself in Ugandan customs, constantly discovering and enjoying the cultural quirks he encounters. Despite these differences, their love remains unwavering as they tackle each obstacle together.
The movie is the first-ever Ugandan-Nigerian-American collaboration and a unique story that explores diverse themes such as romance, comedy, parent-child relationships, adoption, cultural clashes, and the challenges of dealing with stereotypes. It promises to entertain viewers with its heartwarming and culturally enriching cinematic experience, highlighting the power of love and the beauty of diversity.
Anu and Pablo take on the leading roles in the film, serving as executive producers, storywriters, and screenwriters. They hope the movie will impact the Ugandan cinema and become a Pan-African classic, captivating viewers worldwide.
BMA understands that the concept for the story began as a simple phone camera idea by Anu and Pablo, intended for social media. It has now grown into a professional feature-length film destined for cinemas. The movie promises to be a unique and captivating story that showcases the power of love and explores cultural diversity worldwide.