The makers of the movies with the controversial titles, “Atta Mortuary Man” and “Oh Uncle Atta”, have rendered an unqualified apology to the National Security, Ministry of Information and the government for the title of the movie.
Executive Producer of the movie Philip Gborku and the Producer Eric Asante said the titles were not intended to ridicule President Atta Mills as is being alleged, even though they bore his name.
Mr. Agborku told Asempa News the title was chosen purely on grounds of creativity without any malice, adding that the content of the movies had absolutely nothing to do with the president or even with politics.
Plain clothed men on Monday seized 13,000 copies of “Atta Mortuary Man” and several other copies of “Oh Uncle Atta” apparently because of a suspicion that the movies, which has been censored and approved by the Cinematography Board, were intended to ridicule the president.
Mr. Agborku said the copies seized were yet to be released but 37,000 copies of “Atta Mortuary Man” are already on the market because they produced 50,000 copies and only 13,000 were seized after they had release the initial 37,000 copies.
He however noted that as it is now obvious that the movies did not ridicule the president in anyway, he was hopeful that when national security releases the 13,000 copies meant for distribution in Accra, they would sell like hot cake.
Source: Asempa FM
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