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This Malian Filmmaker is Tackling the Stigma of Albinism

Moïse Togo's film, $75,000, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, speaks to the discrimination and attacks Africans with albinism face.

Moïse Togo’s short film, $75,000, takes its title from a staggering figure. According to a 2009 report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in certain African countries, a complete albino skeleton can fetch up to that amount. “I felt the need to express myself on this phenomenon,” the Malian filmmaker said during a Q&A following the international documentary short’s premiere at the 2022 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.

Premiering in the U.S Dramatic Competition category to somewhat mixed reviews, Nanny became the film that could Friday evening when it was announced winner of the Grand Jury Prize, making Nikyatu Jusu only the second Black woman director to win this prize and the first horror director to do so. Jusu follows in the footsteps of Nigerian-American filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu, who broke this glass ceiling in 2019, with the triumph of her Alfre Woodard-starring prison drama, Clemency.

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The Ebo Sisters on Debuting Their First Feature Film at Sundance

Nigerian-American filmmakers Adamma and Adnanne Ebo are premiering their debut feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown at the Sundance Film Festival.

'Judas and the Black Messiah' Added to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The historical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and several others, has released an exhilarating new trailer ahead of its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Interview: Sam Soko is the Kenyan Director Behind Sundance Hit, 'Softie'

We meet filmmaker Sam Soko who has made a stirring documentary about the Kenyan protest leader Boniface Mwangi

Chinonye Chukwu Is the First Black Woman to Win a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

The Nigerian-American director leaves Sundance Film Festival 2019 making history.

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The Director and Star of 'The Last Tree' Speak on the Endless Search for Identity Growing Up Nigerian and British

At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, we chat with director Shola Amoo and actor Sam Adewunmi about finding self in the midst of cultural non-conformism.