African Booty Scratcher

A short film by Nikyatu Jusu, African Booty Scratcher is a coming of age story, told through the lens of a young girl’s upcoming high school prom, that deals with the friction and conflicts that arise between one’s traditional roots and newfound cultural identity – a familiar battle amongst those living in the diaspora.

In Jusu’s short film, we meet Isatu, a young girl forced to reassess her alliances between her mother’s traditional West African values and the American idealism that surrounds her.

AFRICAN BOOTY SCRATCHER the short film by Nikyatu Jusu from Nikyatu Jusu on Vimeo.