About the film
The River Niger
Release Date: April 14, 1976
|Slogan||:||«Some rivers can't be dammed...some people won't be broken.»|
|Production Companies||:||River Niger Company, Asanti Productions Inc., Gossett Enterprises|
|Producers||:||Sidney Beckerman, Reuben Cannon, Ike Jones|
|Writers||:||Joseph A. Walker|
An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.