Filmmaker and photographer Amarachi Nwosu previews Black in Tokyo followed by a conversation with music, tech, and culture advocate Shavone Charles. Black in Tokyo is a project about the influence of black culture on youth culture in Asia, race relations, and representations of black people within the Japanese media. Through interviews with people from all walks of life, the project takes the viewer on a visual and narrative journey through Tokyo with the intention of exposing people around the world to the black foreign experience of living in a homogenous country. Black in Tokyo will launch under Nwosu’s visual platform Melanin Unscripted, which aims to dismantle stereotypes and blur the racial lines by exposing complex identities and cultures instead of the one-dimensional narratives often reproduced in mainstream media.
This is an exclusive screening of Nwosu’s new project with time for artist discussion before and after the preview. ICP’s Capa Café will be open for wine and beer purchase beginning at 6 PM.
This is a free event, but please register in advance. Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Amarachi Nwosu is a Nigerian-American self-taught photographer, filmmaker, and writer. With a background in international communications, she has worked with a number of brands and companies in cities such as Lagos, Tokyo, New York, and London.
As a writer and visual artist, Nwosu is dedicated to telling unique stories that bring identity and culture to light. Her work has been featured on CNN Africa, Amuse, i-D, MTV and VICE. She has also produced and shot social campaigns for brands like Adidas Tokyo, which included the first woman of African descent to be featured on their Instagram account. Her passion for giving back has also allowed her to work with the London-based women's rights group Equality Now and as a program ambassador for D&AD New Blood Shift. Nwosu is currently working on a number of documentary projects between Lagos, Nigeria and New York and plans to curate screenings and exhibitions throughout the year.