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In Cameroon, West Africa, on the verge of college graduation, naive Emmanuel must take responsibility for his extended family when his

ABOUT THIS FILM

The African Guest is a new independent film currently filming in Boulder and Denver, Colorado.  It tells the story of a an African man and his journey to a new life in America. 

THE STORY

Emmanuel Mbamu struggles with guilt and hopelessness when he visits his polygamous family in Buruku, Cameroon. His father’s fifteen wives and 41 children barely survive as they eek out a living in the village. Emmanuel wins a scholarship to study in the US, but when his father dies, he must support the family. Working with Jean Pierre, a close family friend, Emmanuel is put in contact with corrupt local officials who help to get him to the US early so he can work illegally and send money home. The deal sours as his local sponsor begins pressuring Emmanuel for sex and threatening to turn in him to immigration. Frightened for his life, Emmanuel hides as university friends try to save him and clear up his immigration status. In a final confrontation with the traffickers, Emmanuel faces his own death and the possible collapse of his family.

OUR PRODUCTION

Writer/Actor Nkanya Nkwai has brought together a production team to film this courageous story.  Using a cast and crew in both Denver, Colorado and Cameroon, Africa, Nkanya is making this a local community project as well as a an international one by using local high school students and professional crew to get the job completed.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Our goal is to raise $2,500+ to help us finance this production.  We plan to use the funds to help pay actors and crew deferred payment for their time and work.  We also plan on funding a portion of the Cameroon, Africa shoot with this money.

Please become one of our backers!  Even contributions as little as $1 will help us reach our goal.

For more info, please check us out on FACEBOOK!

Thank You for YOUR support!

The African Guest

Nkanya Nkwai & Robert LaRue, Co-Writers

Robert LaRue, Director

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