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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

17 October 2013

Nikyatu Jusu’s Indiegogo campaign for her debut feature film “Free the Town”

Nikyatu Jusu launches crowfunding 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