Sweet, Sweet Country

| April 3, 2018

UCLA / 2017 / English / Color

In Sweet, Sweet Country, young Somalian refugee Ndizeye is navigating her new life and love (played by Gbenga Akinnagbe) in the United States until unexpected visitors arrive on her doorstep.

Appeared in Season 5 | Episode 8 | “Border Crossings”

Rogers

Directed by Dehanza Shreen Rogers, a Panamanian-American filmmaker, of both narratives and documentaries, born and raised in Georgia. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology with an interest in refugee youth culture, youth media and folklore. She received her MFA in Directing and Cinematography from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Her films explore the Diaspora, self-defined and transnational identities, with a keen interest in exploring the liminal state of statehood and nationality. What does it mean to be American or other than American or collectively Other-American?

She lives and works in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer