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African Giants

African Giants

African Giants

Dir. Omar S. Kamara
106 min

African Giants will be preceded by the short film Salone Love by Tajana Tokyo

Alhaji and Sheku are first-generation Sierra Leonean American brothers in their twenties and on their way in life. Alhaji is an aspiring actor living in Los Angeles. His younger brother, Sheku, is a Georgetown law student coming to visit LA for the weekend. They hold one another in high esteem, and each believes their brother has it made. But, not all is as it seems: Alhaji is estranged from his family and Sheku has come to reveal a secret that will test their relationship. Omar S. Kamara’s assured and charming feature debut won the Audience Award at Slamdance and radiates wisdom and affection in this exploration of enduring brotherly bonds.

About Salone Love
Director: Tajana Tokyo | 5 min | 2023

A genre-defying scrapbook of opinions and advice about love in Sierra Leone.

Film Details

Release Year: 2024
Runtime: 106 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English
Print Source: Juno Films
Tags: BIPOC Lens, Drama, Dramedy, Family, Immigration / Refugee


Director: Omar S. Kamara
Producer: Omar S. Kamara, Leo Blumberg-Woll, Jordan Tyner
Cinematographer: Jonas Fischer
Screenwriter: Omar S. Kamara
Editor: Lily Judge
Composer: Justin Schornstein
Principal Cast: Dillon Daniel Mutyaba, Omete Anassi, Tanyell Waivers, Josh Lopez, Kathleen Kenny, Scott Bender