Indiegogo campaign for her debut feature film “Free the Town”.
FREE THE TOWN is Sierra Leonean-American Nikyatu Jusu’s feature film debut: three lives interweave in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Love and occultism untie these strangers, revealing lies and illuminating truth. As 17 year old Binta runs from a past riddled with witch accusations, she collides with two strangers: a Brooklyn teen reuniting with his estranged African father and a European filmmaker relentlessly pursuing a story of witch exorcisms. In a country struggling to progress, we discover the past often has an unshakeable grasp on the future.
Text and Image from Indiegogo website.
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Interview with Nikyatu Jusu on African Women in Cinema Blog