September 13, 2013
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Darci Picoult
Starring: Danai Gurira, Isaach de Bankole, Yaya DaCosta Alafia, Tony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo
After the joyous wedding between Adenike (Gurira) and Ayodele (De Bankolé), a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, marital complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child. The problem devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Dosunmu captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.