In this documentary, Black in Tokyo, Nigerian-American director Amarachi Nwosu, the film follows five people with roots across the globe who are all currently living in Tokyo. The film highlights the different cultural challenges and the benefits of living in Tokyo, Japan, with some making a conscious effort to introduce their Japanese neighbors to “Black culture”, and breaking down stereotypes.
Thankful that I get to use my ability to travel as a way to expose others to unique narratives! Black in Tokyo is the start, but God has plans I can’t even imagine. Be grateful for every moment of breath you have to make a difference in the world. Life is a blessing. ❤️🌍✨ – Watch Black In Tokyo in the link in bio!
The film is a part of Nwosu’s Melanin Unscripted series. Melanin Unscripted “is a platform aimed to dismantle stereotypes and blur the racial lines by exposing complex identities and cultures around the world.”
About Amarachi Nwosu
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, organizations and companies in cities like Lagos, Tokyo, New York, London and Los Angeles.
As a writer for platforms like Highsnobiety and Okayafrica, Amarachi is dedicated to telling unique stories that bring identity and culture to light. Her work has been featured on platforms like CNN Africa and she has worked on documentary projects with VICE Japan. Amarachi has produced and shot social campaigns for Adidas Tokyo that featured the first woman of color on their Instagram page. Her passion for giving back has also allowed her to work on projects with London based women’s rights group Equality Now and also be an ambassador for D&AD in New York and Princeton University’s race relations. Amarachi is currently working on a number of documentary projects between Lagos, Nigeria and New York and plans to curate panels and exhibitions throughout the year.