THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH AT 7:00 PM
In Collaboration with AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL, INC.,
DOC WATCHERS proudly presents:
AM I: TOO AFRICAN TO BE AMERICAN OR TOO AMERICAN TO BE AFRICAN?
Directed by Nadia Sasso, 2015, Ghana/Sierra Leone/USA 43m
What does it mean to be an African born in America?
Am I explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in America and West Africa who identify bi-culturally. It specifically looks at how they wrestle with the concepts of race, complexion, gender, and heritage among other issues. The film features interviews with a number of prominent first generation Americans of African descent, including actress Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl fame.
Q&A with Filmmaker Nadia Sasso & Reception to follow screening.
(Preceded by) AFRICAN BOOTY SCRATCHER Directed by Nikyatu, 2008, Sierra Leone/USA, 43m
In this coming of age story, West African tradition conflicts with American idealism and Isatu is forced to reassess her alliances.
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Suggested Donation $10