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Chinonye Chukwu's Feature Film ‘alaskaLand’ To Be Released Online, On Demand And On TV

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act December 10, 2013 at 9:19AM

It’s been a while, actually since the beginning of this year, when we last heard any news about filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu and her first feature film alaskaLand, but now we have some exciting news.
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It’s been a while, actually since the beginning of this year, when we last heard any news about filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu and her first feature film alaskaLand, but now we have some exciting news.

Back in March, Tambay announced that New World Distribution had picked up the film for release, though there were no details at the time in regards to their plans.

Now Ms. Chukwu has announced that New World Distribution and Indie Rights Movie, in the next few weeks, will release alaskaLand on iTunes, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

Shortly after that, the film will expand to over two dozen online, mobile and On Demand platforms, including: Comcast, Amazon, Google Play, Cable One and Time Warner.

And on top of that, the film will also begin broadcasting on over two dozen television stations around the world, though details regarding that will be coming shortly.

The film which was shown at the Chicago, Montreal, Trenton and Martha’s Vineyard film festivals was inspired by the filmmaker’s actual experiences, having being a Nigerian raised in Alaska, who describes herself as an "anomaly" of sorts.

A winner of the prestigious Princess Grace Award, she strives "to make films that are at the forefront of change." As she has said herself that "it would be too cliché, and maybe even ambitious, for me to say that I want to change the world, but this is, in fact, the vision I had when I created Where’s the Fire? Filmworks."

As for what the film is about, it tells the story of “Chukwuma, an Alaskan-raised Nigerian struggling to balance the expectations of his traditional Nigerian parents and the larger world around him. After his parents are killed in a tragic car crash, Chukwuma is separated from his younger sister, Chidinma, who moves to Nigeria with their Uncle until she becomes of legal age. After two years the siblings reconnect to find their estrangement has created new personal and cultural frictions in ways that bring them closer to each other and their roots, as well as help them define what it means to be a Nigerian in Alaska.

Here’s the link for the film’s iTunes page HERE and the link for the film's website HERE.

And here’s a video of Ms. Chukwu talking about herself and her film, along with clips from her movie:

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