On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6pm
brand curator, digital storyteller, and now filmmaker, Nadia Marie Sasso will host a screening
of her directorial debut Am I: [Too African to be American or Too American to be
African?] The Film at Impact Hub Accra. Am I: The Film, which was recently screened at
Viacom, explores the cultural duality of young African women living in the United States and
West Africa. It is a multimedia intervention with a discussion on politics of identity with respect
to immigrant populations and movements between the diaspora. The film explores 7 women’s
histories with their bi-cultural identity, and delves into how each woman wrestles with concepts
of race, complexion, gender, and heritage among other issues. Among the cast are producer,
writer, and director Issa Rae, Associate Professor for University of Pittsburgh Department of
Africana Studies and Communications, Dr. Cecil Blake, and Creative Director of Oyato
Sasso explains, “I created Am I: The Film as a way to not only explore how African
immigrants and their offspring engage with the issue of bicultural identity politics on the
American and African landscapes, but to create a dialogue between the generations. Cultural
dualism is a reality that affects everyone, from the President of the United States, Barack
Obama to everyday citizens like myself.” Critics of Am I: The Film describe the documentary
as shining “the light on both the challenges and positives of being third-culture kids,” and as
being easy to connect to even without knowing much about the subject.
This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion to engage with members of
the larger Ghanaian community. At the screening you can expect guest appearances by
Lakeshia Ford of Ford Communications, Amma Aboagye of Afripole Cooperative
Economics, and Rita Kusi of Kusi Consulting and ThreeSixtyGH.
To RSVP for this event please visit: https://amithefilmghscreening.splashthat.com. For an
updated list of Am I: The Film screenings, please visit: www.amithefim.com/screenings.
Those who wish to book Nadia Marie Sasso to speak and/or to organize a screening of the
film may do so by filling out the form on the film website: www.amithefilm.com.