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Nigerian-American Director Fum Fum Ko's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition'

Nigerian-American independent filmmaker Fum Fum Ko gives 1967 classic 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' a Naija flip.


Nigerian-American independent filmmaker Fum Fum Ko recently shared the trailer for her short film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner: Naija Edition, a modernized and diaspora-injected flip on the 1967 classic that starred Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier. As the diretor explains, the film follows Ade, a "young Nigerian-American woman with a great career, good friends, and loving family... as she vacillates between introducing her new love to her family or keeping her new relationship a secret. [The] dark comedy explores the complexities of love and its relationship between modern and traditional respectability." The short, which takes place over the course of a Thanksgiving dinner in Houston, Texas, is currently submitting to festivals. Watch the trailer for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition below.

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