The film follows the book's authors and celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde to ten countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. In each country, the film introduces women and girls bravely fighting to rise above very difficult c[...]
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 al[...]
Adonis O'Holi of Sierra Leone managed to rise as the cream of the crop when he beat 16 incredibly smart, talented (and good looking) men to win the first annual Mister Africa International pageant in the finale. Taking place in London, the carefully selected sixteen contestants chosen from a pool of entrants started off with a non-scoring round wearing their country's traditional wear, then foll[...]