Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Mass Communication and Media Arts


Lewison, Sarah A.


This paper supplements a documentary film on life in Nigeria. The film features interviews from Nigerian women and men sharing their thoughts on the realities of daily life in the country. The filmmaker uses body movements and dance to navigate the complex feelings arising from the frustrating as well as hopeful stories provided by interviewees. This is the filmmaker’s attempt to reconnect with her home after being away for some time, while also sharing alternative perspectives of her home with the audience.