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Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes, Silicon Valley African Film Festival, The Roxbury International Film Festival, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, The African Film Festival - TAFF, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival , Silicon Valley African Film Festival, Arlington International Film Festival, Africa International Film Festival - AFRIFF, African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase , West African Film Festival, RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival, Afrika Film Festival of Louvain-la-Neuve , New York African Film Festival, Realtime International Film Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival

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Director's statement

NAIJA BETA was inspired by the boldness of youth. While working on another documentary at MIT, I learned of a group of Nigerian students who believed they could revolutionize education in Nigeria by introducing a hands-on robotics camp for teenagers. I thought, That's a crazy idea, but there is something to it. That audacity that young people have comes from a place of innocence and inexperience, yet that audacity holds an incredible power. It certainly compelled me to turn on my camera. My first goal for NAIJA BETA was to record an example of how African youth around the world and on the continent are taking charge of solving challenges in African societies. In addition to that, I wanted NAIJA BETA to capture the tension that African youth in the diaspora feel about remaining abroad versus moving back to their countries. It took a couple years to figure that latter part out and to restructure the film to achieve that, but NAIJA BETA is a richer film because of this extra layer.

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