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12 December 2019

Suicide by Sunlight (2019) a horror film by Nikyatu Jusu on Vimeo

Suicide by Sunlight a horror film by Nikyatu Jusu on Vimeo

Suicide by Sunlight (2019, the 17-minute film is about Valentina, a day-walking black vampire, forced to restrained her blood-lust in order to regain custody of her estranged daughters. She must repress who she is in order to become a normal member of society.

Inspired by the late science-fiction novelist Octavia Butler, Sierra Leonean American filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu is influenced by Sierra Leonean and West African mythology. Her interest in telling the story of a black vampire came from her desire "to explore what it would be like to turned that disenfranchisement upside down and essentially remix the vampire mythology." (Source: Youtube interview Sundance Institute Shorts Competition - U.S. Narrative Shorts Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6GVo6dl5vQ


SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHT from NIKYATU on Vimeo.

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