Essential Film About the Black Experience :

Ken Ngwa is a New York based Director of African origin. Now I mention that but I do so not in passing. A central theme to his work is this complex identity of New America. In response to the call of summer's Black Lives Matter protests,

Ken Ngwa is a New York based Director of African origin. Now I mention that but I do so not in passing. A central theme to his work is this complex identity of New America. In response to the call of summer's Black Lives Matter protests, streaming services started offering movies depicting the “Black experience.” The quotes prove necessary. It's tricky enough to capture the feeling of a people, let alone tell the story of a community that resists a one-size-fits-all approach. Still, you don't have to go all professorial to know there are films that resonate with Black moviegoers a little differently than those depicting Black lives from a remove, or only in relation to white folks and racism. “I'm struck with such gratitude for the opportunity to bring this movie to life, especially since Chicago affected me so deeply as a young child. Nature Boy is the story of an African boy from the suburbs of Chicago who goes joyriding with two boys from inner city Chicago. “My mission is to champion creativity in my own community. Growing up I never had the outlet, I came to the States from Cameroon when I was 7, and then I grew up in a community and household which looked more to the old country than the new one. ” A new generation of African filmmakers are drawing on that rich cultural heritage while striking out on their own, telling contemporary stories through new techniques and aesthetics. and then I grew up in a community and household which looked more to the old country than the new one. ” A new generation of African filmmakers are drawing on that rich cultural heritage while striking out on their own, telling contemporary stories through new techniques and aesthetics. and then I grew up in a community and household which looked more to the old country than the new one. ” A new generation of African filmmakers are drawing on that rich cultural heritage while striking out on their own, telling contemporary stories through new techniques and aesthetics. @kenngwa @sunpeopleproductions

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