Thursday, November 19th, 7:00pm
Doc Watchers & African Film Festival, Inc.
Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?
Nadia Sasso, 2015, 44 min
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.