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

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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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