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Top 5 Films – Nikyatu Jusu

Top 5 Films - Nikyatu Jusu

Nikyatu Jusu – the first Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winner, who also claimed her rightful spot on the Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch list, lists her 5 favorite films. It’s a few months old, but I’m only just finding out about it *ahem.*

Ya know, I really dig this idea, and wish I’d thought of it. Instead, thanks to the folks at XHIBIT P for creating it and planting the seed :) I’d like to do more of these with other black filmmakers (h/t AIAC):

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I love this series! Still can’t believe she doesn’t like classic movies (not even Stormy Weather or All About Eve??), but to each his own right?

I wish she would make African Booty Scratcher into a feature one day.


Thank you for showing XHIBIT P love on indiewire! Nikyatu is a very down to earth and gifted individual :) Awesome time shooting her for this video. We have more coming soon!


Can definitely see her favorites’ influence in her work…or in “Black Swan Theory”, the one film by her that I have seen. Very cool for sharing.


Yeah I’m with Neziah; I won’t hold it against her that she doesn’t like old movies because her list was pretty good. However I do have a make a correction. In “Fish Tank”, (SPOILER ALERT) the relationship between the daughter and the mom’s boyfriend IS consummated and the fall-out is what really brings this film together for me.

I would definitely love to see more of these as well!


Hmm. Interesting choices.

Old Boy, Roshamon would have 2 be one of my favs too & a few Spike Lee joints!

Nikyatu is hella talented I wish her the best of luck in her growing film career.

Vanessa Martinez

Great list Nikyatu! I love ‘Amores Perros’ and ‘Fish Tank’ :-)


Although I didn’t care for the part when she said, “I don’t like old movies”, I appreciated the honesty. Good movies anyway, and she seems like a really nice girl. I wish her the best of luck in her career.

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