This engagingly scathing debut feature from Syms (SAIC BFA 2007) captures 24 hours in the life of Palace, a recent MFA grad. After a bizarre final critique from the micro-aggressive all white faculty, Palace plans to boycott graduation and head home to Chicago, but her plans quickly change. Frenzied and fresh, singular and shrewd, THE AFRICAN DESPERATE is a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic odyssey of art and identity.

Awards & Nominations

Official selection: NYFF New Directors/New Films, International Film Festival Rotterdam

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