Out of My Hand by Takeshi Fukunaga (USA/Liberia, 2015, 87 min.). Out of My Hand is about a struggling Liberian rubber plantation worker who risks everything to begin a new life as a cab driver in New York City. The film is a modern twist on a classic immigrant story, shot in Liberia and in New York, making use of rarely seen locations in tandem with both nonactors and professional talent. It espouses a naturalistic approach to better capture the lives of common plantation workers in Liberia, at the same time shot in a distinctively contemporary visual style. Out of My Hand is only the second foreign-production narrative feature film ever shot in Liberia and the first in association with Liberia Movie Union, an affiliate of Liberian government.
Director Takeshi Fukunaga will be present for a Q&A following the screening.