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The Dance Lesson + alaskaLand

Chinonye Chukwu is an emerging filmmaker to keep on your radar. Her short film The Dance Lesson is a fresh slice of storytelling with a memorable performance by the young lead actress (Chioma Dunkley) and some beautifully shot ballet scenes. You can watch it below:

And here's a sneak peek from her upcoming movie alaskaLand.
alaskaLand tells the story of Chukwuma, an Alaskan-raised Nigerian struggling to balance the expectations of his traditional Nigerian parents and the larger world around him. After his parents are killed in a tragic car crash, Chukwuma is separated from his younger sister, Chidinma, who moves to Nigeria with their Uncle until she becomes of legal age.