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Nikyatu Jusu

Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice, Scénariste
Sierra Leone, États-Unis


Réalisatrice et scénariste américano-sierra léonaise.
Elle est née (en 1982, à Atlanta, Géorgie) et a grandi aux USA, de parents sierra-léonais.
Nikyatu Jusu est diplômé de la Tisch School of the Arts (New York University) avec un Master en Production de Cinéma.


Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker. She was born and raised in USA.
Nikyatu Jusu was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 to Sierra Leonean immigrant parents.

Originally bred in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) to Sierra Leonean parents, Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu is an MFA candidate at New York University’s graduate film program. Her second short film, African Booty Scratcher garnered her a Director’s Guild Honorable Mention, HBO Short Film Award and JT3 Artist Award. Nikyatu is currently touring the festival circuit with her thesis film, Say Grace Before Drowning; the screenplay alone earned her a Spike Lee Scholarship and a Princess Grace Foundation-US Graduate Film Scholarship. Say Grace will premiere on HBO in February 2011. Presently, she is in development on a collaborative dark comedy feature film about a suicidal man who assists others in completing their suicides appropriately entitled F*ck My Life. Because she has a preoccupation with foreigners, damaged women and the contradictory nature of humanity, these themes presently permeate her work.

Read more on: African Women in Cinema Blog (conversation with Nikyatu Jusu, by Beti Ellerson, Ph.D.

African Booty Scratcher (2008);
Say Grace Before Drowning (2010);
Black Swan Theory (2011).
Free the Town (2014) in production
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