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Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2012

R|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Young Djibril (Sy Alassane) emigrated from West Africa to the United States with a hope of making it as a musician, but after residing in Harlem for four years, he's stuck hawking CDs to pedestrians. In an effort to raise enough money to make an album, Djibril decides to work with Bekay (Anthony Okungbowa), a loan shark and pimp. But Djibril's quest for financial success is interrupted when he meets and falls in love with Trini (Sky Nicole Grey), a prostitute working for Bekay.

Cast: Sy Alassane, Sky Grey, Danai Gurira, Babs Olusanmokun, Hervé Diese, Zoey Martinson, Anthony Okungbowa

Director: Andrew Dosunmu

Genres: Drama

Distributors: AFFRM

Keywords: Engaging, Transformation, 2010s, Love, New York City, Underdog, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With Dosunmu, African culture thrives in a demographically shifting but historically African-American part of town. If the idea is that Nollywood could work in Manhattan, this is the director who can show us how. show more

  • In this intense twist on the American Dream, director Andrew Dosunmu vividly captures the pulsating dynamic of New York city's pan-African community, a robust aggregation that subsists amid an often hostile foreign environment. show more

  • The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned. show more

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