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Director Andrew Dosunmu Andrew Dosunmu’s kinetic, gorgeously photographed debut feature tells the story of Djibril, an Africa immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk. Djibril’s life can only go upward; he wants to be a pop star and one day return to Africa where his mother and father toil for a meager living. By day he sells merchandise on Canal Street for a small income, but he continuously seeks a way to succeed as a singer. When Djibril meets Trini, a prostitute under the control of Bekay, the local loan shark, his life assumes new purpose and momentum; however, whether Djibril and Trini can outrun Bekay’s nefarious influence is another story.
Andrew Dosunmu is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who divides his time between New York and Nigeria. Dosunmu presents his short film "Hot Irons" at 14 Pews on Saturday, January 12, 7 p.m. His latest film, "Mother of George," premieres at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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