Homegrown: Future Visions | “Detroit We Dey” Virtual Watch Party & Panel Conversation

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Join American Black Journal and Detroit filmmaker Ozi Uduma for a virtual watch party and panel conversation about her new short film “Detroit We Dey,” which is now streaming on PBS.

The documentary takes a compelling look at the history and future of the Old Bende Association, which was founded by a community of Igbo-Nigerians who immigrated to Detroit in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Through reflective storytelling and vintage VHS tape footage, Uduma’s film delves into the unique stories, experiences and cultural contributions of Detroit’s Nigerian American community, and highlights the community’s efforts to navigate the pandemic, serve an aging membership, and pass down its cultural heritage from generation to generation.

Join us for an engaging conversation, moderated by BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey, about the creation of “Detroit We Dey,” the Association’s efforts to preserve their heritage amongst new American identities, and the cultural traditions that are being passed down to a new generation of young Nigerian American leaders.

Guest Panelists Include:
– Jennifer Onwenu, Social Media Influencer, Host of “Ask Jenn”
– KESSWA, Interdisciplinary artist

“Detroit We Dey” is part of an eight-film PBS anthology, “Homegrown: Future Visions,” presented by Firelight Media and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to illuminate the Midwest experience. Funding for the film was provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), in association with PBS.

Subscribe to Detroit Public Television’s YouTube Channel & Don’t miss American Black Journal on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.

Catch the daily conversations on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @amblackjournal.

By: Detroit Public TV
Title: Homegrown: Future Visions | “Detroit We Dey” Virtual Watch Party & Panel Conversation
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