DARA JU Written and Directed by Anthony Onah was a powerful debut film on my radar screen hailed as one of the best of SXSW capturing both the African immigrant experience and race in America. It stars Aml Ameen, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Hyatt, Peter Vack, Hope Olaidé Wilson.
“A brilliant examination of the pressure linked to the struggle between familial obligations & crushing personal ambition”
– Aramide Tinubu, SHADOW & ACT
Seyi, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American, works on Wall Street. Desperate to succeed because of his outsider status—due to class and race—he commits a crime, insider trading, which brings his entire world crashing down on him. Seyi’s troubled circumstances force him finally to confront his tumultuous relationship with his ailing father, his romantic relationship with his privileged white girlfriend, and his racial and immigrant backgrounds—with nothing less at stake for him than his soul.
TRT: 91 min
Media Opportunities I hope to take advantage of after screening with Director Anthony Onah & Stars Aml Ameen, Lucy Griffiths and a full review are forthcoming. Stay tuned to #AllThingsGeek for more #sxsw17 coverage!
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