Digital Storyteller Nadia Sasso Screens Documentary on Cultural Dualism

On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6pm brand curator, digital storyteller, and now filmmaker, Nadia Marie Sasso will host a screening of her directorial debut Am I: [Too African to be American or Too American to be African?] The Film at Impact Hub Accra. Am I: The Film, which was recently screened at Viacom, explores the cultural duality of young African women living in the United States and West Africa. It is a multimedia intervention with a discussion on politics of identity with respect to immigrant populations and movements between the diaspora.
The film explores 7 women’s histories with their bi-cultural identity, and delves into how each woman wrestles with concepts of race, complexion, gender, and heritage among other issues. Among the cast are producer, writer, and director Issa Rae, Associate Professor for University of Pittsburgh Department of Africana Studies and Communications, Dr. Cecil Blake, and Creative Director of Oyato Designs & Artistry, Odunayo Adeoye.

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Sasso explains, “I created Am I: The Film as a way to not only explore how African immigrants and their offspring engage with the issue of bicultural identity politics on the American and African landscapes, but to create a dialogue between the generations. Cultural dualism is a reality that affects everyone, from the President of the United States, Barack Obama to everyday citizens like myself.” Critics of Am I: The Film describe the documentary as shining “the light on both the challenges and positives of being third-culture kids,” and as being easy to connect to even without knowing much about the subject.

This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion to engage with members of the larger Ghanaian community. At the screening you can expect guest appearances by Lakeshia Ford of Ford Communications, Amma Aboagye of Afripole Cooperative Economics, and Rita Kusi of Kusi Consulting and ThreeSixtyGH.

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