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NYAFF: Naija Beta

  • Maysles 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The 24th New York African Film Festival Presents:

Naija Beta (N.Y. Premiere)

Arthur Musah, USA/Nigeria, 2016, 50 min
When a team of MIT undergraduates heads home to Nigeria to shake up education through a robotics camp for high schoolers, their idealism is tested by reality. Hoping to instill a love of creative problem-solving to robotics engineering, the MIT undergrads discover that they themselves have many lessons to learn about their country and about themselves.

Screening with

Inheriting a Legacy (Herencia De Un Pueblo)
(N.Y. Premiere)

Carmen Román, Peru, 2016, 12 min
Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.

Q&A with Arthur Musah and Carmen Roman - Moderated by Ekwa Msangi