NVBC 2013 Preview of Chinonye Chukwu's 'alaskaLand' - Six Things You Should Know About The Director

From Shadow and Act Sat Feb 16 2013, 10:06:03

alaskaLand, the first feature narrative by Chinonye Chukwu, is making its New York premiere Sunday, February 17 at 4:00pm at ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Black Cinema. In alaskaLand, a young man named Chukwuma, an Alaska-raised Nigerian, struggles to balance his cultural heritage with the pressures of the larger world around him. After a family tragedy forces a two-year estrangement from his younger sister, the siblings reconnect in their hometown, creating new frictions yet inching toward re Chinonye Chukwu, born in Nigeria and raised in Alaska, earned an MFA in Film and Video from Temple University where she has also been an instructor in Media Arts and Media...

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