A photo of filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu

Nikyatu Jusu's debut feature film, Nanny, earned a top prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Nikyatu Jusu on her Sundance-winning Debut and Reimagining the Horror Genre

The Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker's feature film, Nanny, a visually arresting horror fable about an undocumented Senegalese woman who becomes a nanny to a wealthy couple on New York’s Upper East Side, emerged the big winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.