Bushman (1971)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Biography, Social Issues, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film began as a lighthearted comedy and then halfway through, became a rather indignant documentary. While shooting the comedy with Nigerian college student and actor Paul Okpokam, who plays a whimsical innocent abroad (i.e., a foreigner in America), Okpokam was deported for participating in a student demonstration. The director chose to finish his film by documenting what he felt was an unjust action of the State Department.

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college-student, demonstration [political], deportation, filmmaker, injustice, Nigeria