Nikyatu Jusu

b. 1982, Atlanta, Georgia



Black Swan Theory (2011)

Synopsis: A psychiatric casualty of war recently returned to the US, SONYA’S imagined sense of normalcy crumbles around her; she must hunt or become the hunted.


Say Grace Before Drowning (2010)

Synopsis: After meeting her African refugee mother for the first time in six years, Hawa, 8,  is forced to co-exist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity.
*Acquired by HBO Films


African Booty Scratcher (2009)

Synopsis: Prom nears and things seem to be spiraling out of control for the typically composed Isatu. In this coming of age story, West African tradition conflicts with American idealism as Isatu is forced to reassess her idea of the perfect dress.
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