Nadia Marie’s documentary Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to African has been screening all over the world. Recently, the film was screened at Cinemapolis in Ithaca, NY and was met with a lot of feedback. Below is a response from someone who viewed the film.
While immigration is a hot topic during this year’s political race, it is something that created the America we have today. The experience of immigrants hasn’t always been pleasant, but the story should be told. Here are 5 books recommended by Am I the Film director Nadia Sasso that touch on immigration.
I just wanted to share the work of this phenomenal woman with my followers! You probably know Odunayo Oyato Ade as the Nigerian in #AmItheFilm but she is actually a fashion powerhouse with her own artistry team. I could keep talking but you could actually hear from her in the interview below.
Two and half years later and I still find myself listening to the song “Black Girl Pain” by Talib Kweli. The first installment of this piece was at 18, then rewritten and titled “Black Girl Pain” at 23 and now “Black Girl Pain Revisited” at 25 and I can still say this journey is not yet over.
Just wanted to share this powerful PSA and other ways to #EndEbolaNow! Although I am a Sierra Leonean, I want you know that we are all deeply affected by this epidemic, so here are some helpful ways to support the movement.