Amarachi Nwosu Documents What It's Like To Be 'Black In Tokyo'

Multi-faceted artist, Amarachi Nwosu decided, after spending some time in Tokyo, to expose people around the world to the black experience in a homogenous country – through her upcoming documentary, Black In Tokyo.

 The documentary follows five people living in Tokyo, and talks about the influence of black culture on the Asian youth.

(Photo: Melanin Unscripted/YouTube)

(Photo: Melanin Unscripted/YouTube)

Through interviews with these people, who come from all walks of life, the project takes the viewer on a visual and narrative journey through Tokyo. The dialogue explores both the cultural challenges and opportunities they face being black in Tokyo, and also touches on subjects like race relations and the way black culture is represented in Asian media. 

Black in Tokyo will launch on Amarachi's platform Melanin Unscripted, which aims to go against racial stereotypes by showing black people as complex identities, instead of the one-dimensional narrative the mainstream media usually purports. 

The documentary will premiere at The Bowery Gallery, New York on November 16, and until then, check out the trailer here: 

By Damilola Animashaun, published on 09/11/2017