Video · June 24, 2018
Black In Tokyo
Black in Tokyo was created with the intention of exposing people around the world to the black foreign experience of living in a homogenous country. Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, the film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from West Africa to the U.S., narrating the different cultural challenges and opportunities of living in Tokyo. The 10min documentary examines the dichotomy between the preservation of personal customs while adopting Japanese traditions.
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Amarachi Nwosu is a Nigerian-American self-taught photographer, filmmaker and writer. With a background in International Communication, she has worked with a number of brands, organizations and companies in Lagos, Tokyo, New York, London and Los Angeles. As a writer for platforms like Highsnobiety and Okayafrica, Amarachi is
dedicated to telling unique stories that bring identity and culture to light. Her work has been featured on platforms like CNN Africa and she has worked on
documentary projects with VICE Japan. Amarachi has also produced and shot social campaigns for Adidas Tokyo that featured the first woman of color on their Instagram page. Her passion for giving back has allowed her to work on projects with London based women's rights group Equality Now and also be an ambassador for D&AD in New York and Princeton University's race relations. Currently, she is working on a number of documentary projects between Lagos, Nigeria and New York and plans to curate panels and exhibitions throughout the year.
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a theme that the Black Girl Magik collective explored and invited the community to investigate with us through a practice of communal healing and coalition building.