Niyi Towolawi’s “Turning Point” Questions the Dual Existence of Expats
The Africa Channel has partnered with Afrique 360 and UCLA’s African Studies Department to bring you a closer look at Turning Point.
Directed by British/Nigerian filmmaker Niyi Towolawi, the film is an examination of the complexities of a dual-existence. Living in America as an expat, attempting to assimilate into mainstream culture while still trying to retain an awareness of traditions.
In the film, Nigerian playboy Ade, played by Igoni Archibong, has been in the U.S. and is accustomed to doing things the American way. He’s within striking distance of corporate success and has a beautiful American girlfriend played by KD Aubert, but his not-so secret life as a playboy starts catching up with him.
When Ade travels to Nigeria for a family memorial, his mother springs a potential Nigerian bride on him. But it’s what he does that jumpstarts all the drama.
Are you hooked yet? If you’re in or around the Los Angeles area, join us for a screening of the film and a Q&A with the director himself on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 7:15pm PST.
*Other notable cast members include Ernie Hudson, Todd Bridges and Jackie Appiah
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