#CulturalDuality: New Documentary Asks ‘Am I Too African To Be American Or Too American To Be African’

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Am I Too African To Be American Or Too American To Be American Documentary

Have you ever struggled with your identity as an African in America?

A new documentary by first time director Nadia Sasso follows women of West African descent in order to document their unique stories on identity development and the tensions experienced between their West African and American cultural experiences.

Via Blavity:

In her first directorial debut, Nadia Sasso blows the lid off the identity and cultural duality of West African women of the diaspora. Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African? documents the journey of seven dynamic women as they navigate life and the difficulties of their bi-cultural identities. One of the women covered in this film is Issa Rae, the well-known producer, writer and director of the comedy series Awkward Black Girl. Although the film covers West African women specifically, all people with bi-cultural influences can relate to the content. The film facilitates dialogue between immigrants and their children with non-immigrants about what it means to adapt and grow in a diverse and complex environment from their perspectives.

Check out the trailer below:

To find out more about the film and what Nadia is up to next, check out amithefilm.com.

What do you think of the cultural duality of Africans living in America??


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