Uche Aguh is a promising new Nigerian filmmaker and he recently released an impressive concept trailer for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Americanah.
A couple of months ago, Americanah was picked up to be produced by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B (12 Years a Slave), with Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo set to star in it. However, the film is still looking to attach a writer and director – and those are the roles Uche Aguh is hoping to prove he can fill with this concept film.
Americanah tells the story of young love torn apart by migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status. Its protagonist, Ifemelu, is a brilliant young girl uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she suddenly realizes that she’s now labelled a Black-American.
Watch the trailer below.
Watch the full film below.