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SpotLight: Nikyatu Jusu, Sierra Leonean American film maker

by Vickie Remoe
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Nikyatu Jusu – Sierra Leonean American Film Maker

Originally bred in Atlanta, Georgia 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 and an HBO Short Film 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

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