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SMS Faculty Member Ekwa Msangi Selected for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab with her Project, “Farewell Amor”

Farewell Amor (U.S.A.) /Ekwa Msangi (writer/director): After 17 years in exile, Walter’s wife and daughter are reunited with him in the U.S., now absolute strangers. Crammed together in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, struggling to overcome the personal and political hurdles between them, they rely on the muscle memory of Angolan dance to rediscover what has been lost.

Ekwa Msangi has written and directed several shorts, including the award-winning comedy Soko Sonko (The Market King), recipient of the Ousmane Sembene Short Film Development Award. Her most recent short film, Farewell Meu Amor, stars Tony Award-nominee Sahr Ngauja. Her feature screenplay Farewell Amor has been supported by the 2018 Jerome Foundation Grant, Tribeca All Access Fellowship, IFP/No Borders Fellowship, 2018 Cine Qua Non Lab Fellowship, and Joan Darling’s Directors Workshop with mentorship from Keith Gordon.

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