Reviewed By Ajibare Abioye
The first thing that attracted me to “Green Ballots” was its poster. In fact, it made me begin working on a compilation of the most captivating Christian movie posters over the past few years. In recent times, thumbnails from Zionhome have had this new aesthetic quality about them and this one is no different.
“Green Ballots” was released around the time Nigeria held her elections and I really looked forward to what the movie would be about. Christian movies about politics are not commonplace; so, I appreciate the few that are. Actually, I would hope that the drama ministry in Nigeria somehow sees to it that we have this kind of production every year, towards our Democracy Day.
I like the approach “Green Ballots” took, giving us a small scale version of the big picture, in student union politics. It presents three symbolic candidates and does well to show us a sample of the notorious ‘dirty game’ in Nigeria. It takes us into the lives of virtually every stakeholder and displays the many powers and factors at play in what has become a do-or-die affair.
Going forward, I think this production outfit needs to work on her sound design – the keyboard-themed tunes often feel like a loop, which convey monotonous emotion and cause sections of the film to feel uninteresting. A variety of tone-appropriate tunes, as well as silence, would create a better dynamic to the watching experience.
In conclusion, a movie like “Green Ballots” gives the hope that even in the gross darkness of an undemocratic world, God will light up candles (His children) that will give illumination to the people.
The link to the movie is https://youtu.be/a8lHUUpQPKY
Till the next article, stay blessed!
GREEN BALLOTS (February 23, 2023)
Zionhome Drama Outreach Ministry
Philip Oyeleye as Dipo
Timmy Adebola as DD
Afolabi Dipeolu as Prof Kimbal
John Oguntuase as Dynamic
Oyeronke Adeniji as Tiana
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