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Shadow And Act LiveCast W/ Filmmakers Keith Davis, Darius Clark Monroe & Nikyatu Jusu

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With guests filmmakers: Keith Davis is both an actor and filmmaker. He attended the Yale School of Drama, and, as I stated above, is currently an MFA candidate at NYU's Tisch School, with a Dean’s Fellowship full-tuition scholarship to boot. He is the lone African American filmmaker selected for the recently announced Sundance Directors/Screenwriters Labs, which takes place this summer. His entry to the program is a feature film script titled, The American People. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU's undergraduate film and television program where he teaches a course for film and tv directors working with actors. Nikyatu Jusu was born to Sierra Leonean immigrant parents in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Duke University having earned the Most Promising Filmmaker Award, and would follow her passion for the artform to NYU's highly competitive MFA film program. Nikyatu's first short film produced while at NYU, African Booty Scratcher, earned her a myriad of awards, and was later acquired by HBO. Presently, Nikyatu is developing her thesis film, which explores the struggles of a displaced rape victim from Sierra Leone, who arrives in Atlanta to live with her half sister. She is also in post production on her latest short film, Terminal D, to be completed this fall. Darius Clark Monroe graduated with honors from the University of Houston, majoring in Communications: Media Production. Currently, Darius is pursuing an MFA in film direction from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Darius is currently in post-production for his feature-length documentary titled, Evolution of a Criminal, which is being executive-produced by none other than Mr. Spike Lee himself. The film is a recipient of a 2007 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grant, a 2008 Spike Lee Production Fellowship, a 2008 Warner Bros. Film Award, and a 2008 Tribeca All Access Participant.