Dara Ju

USA | 2017 | 92 minutes | Anthony Onah

Smart and ambitious, Seyi Ogunde is the son of Nigerian immigrants and the lone person of color in his Wall Street firm. Trapped between two different worlds, he struggles with love, prescription drugs, and decisions that threaten to steer him down a criminal path.

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Seyi Ogunde (Aml Ameen, "Sense8") is a man of two worlds, and something of a stranger to both. A 24-year-old first-generation Nigerian American, he is the only black junior financier at Wall Street firm Brown Harmon, having to work Adderall-infused overtime hours just to be noticed. Back in Hackensack, New Jersey, he is trying to hold his immigrant family together, with most of his earnings going to his stroke-addled father's medical bills and his emotional bandwidth to keeping one of his father's shameful secrets. Just when his life starts looking up upon meeting Liz (Lucy Griffiths, "Preacher"), a white woman who has just returned from a Peace Corps stint in Cameroon, rumors of impending layoffs send his work and family lives into disarray. As he and his prescription-drug dependency spin out of control, Seyi considers sharing some insider trading tips—information muttered to him in passing at a booze-and-cocaine-fueled stockbroker party—in an attempt to keep his job, a decision as desperate as it is illegal. Making his feature debut, writer/director Anthony Onah paints a unique portrait of New York life, of a man trapped between generations and loyalties, featuring powerhouse performances from Souleymane Sy Savane (Goodbye Solo) and Michael Hyatt ("The Wire") as his parents.

Director Biography

Nigerian director Anthony Onah has served as director and producer for many short films, such as "The Cure" (2008) and "The Father" (2008). Dara Ju, which he directed, wrote, and produced, is his first feature.

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  • Director: Anthony Onah
  • Principal Cast: Aml Ameen, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Hyatt, Peter Vack, Hope Olaidé Wilson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Craig muMs Grant, Bill Sage
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA, Nigeria
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
  • Producer: Justin Begnaud, Anthony Onha, Kishori Rajan
  • Screenplay: Anthony Onah
  • Cinematographers: David McFarland
  • Editors: Grant Myers
  • Music: Enis Rotthoff
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Yoruba, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Preferred Content