Agbor Gilbert Ebot was born on 8 January 1983. He is a Cameroonian award-winning film producer and his success as a filmmaker includes titles like: Before Sunrise, The Blues Kingdom, The Land of Shadow, Pink Poison, and Far.

Here are 5 more things you didn’t know about Mr. Agbor Gilbert:

1) He is the founder of The Cameroon International Film Festival ( CAMIFF ) aimed at promoting the Cinema of Cameroon both economically and culturally through exchanges, mutual understanding, and cooperation between filmmakers and countries.

2) Agbor Gilbert did not attend any technical film school. In 2003, he met Jeta Amata, Fred Amata, Olu Jacobs, and Rita Dominic in Calabar while they were shooting a movie. He often visited the location as he was always sent out of class on account of not having the right textbooks or tools. Each time he returned to the location, he would sit there and help as a production assistant on the set, and that is how his interest in film grew.

3) In September 2017, he represented the Cameroon movie industry at the Heroes in the Struggle Awards in Los Angeles and he said
Because I don’t pull down people, God will not let me down, because I don’t know how to destroy dreams, God will make my dream come true, I am a builder, I am a supporter, and I am your friend. My name is AGE

4) Ebot made controversial threats against blogger and LGBT activist Bandy Kiki, stating that ”…If I catch you for Cameroon, I go ‘rape’ you well well so that di demon of lesbianism go comot for your body…I get plans to give you belle.

5) He has realized movies like; Pink Poison (2012), The Blues Kingdom (2007), The Land of shadow (2014), Far (2014 film)

With all these accomplishments, we can say Mr. Agbor Gilbert E. is one of Cameroon’s most honored moviemakers.

What else about him did we miss out on?

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