MIT Film Premiere: Brief Tender Light

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MIT Film Premiere: Brief Tender Light

March 20 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, March 20, 2024

On Tuesday, February 13, the Museum will present Brief Tender Light, a new documentary from Ghanaian filmmaker Arthur Musah ’04, MNG ’05 that follows four African undergraduates through MIT. A Q & A with the filmmaker and one of the film’s stars, Philip Abel Adama ’15, will follow the screening. 
This free event is exclusively for the MIT community.
*Seating is limited and early arrival is suggested.
**Valid MIT is required for admission.

The students embark on their MIT education with individual ambitions –  to engineer infrastructure in Tanzania; to secure a better life for family in Nigeria; to contribute to post-genocide reconstruction in Rwanda; to advance democracy in Zimbabwe. Their missions are distinct, but fueled by a common goal: to become agents of positive change back home.   

While their dreams are anchored in the societies they have left, their daily realities are defined by America – by the immediate challenges in their MIT classrooms, and by the larger social issues confronting the world beyond those classrooms. Their new environment demands they adapt. Over an intimate, nearly decade-long journey spanning two continents, students and filmmaker alike are forced to decide how much of America to absorb, how much of Africa to hold on to, and how to reconcile teenage ideals with the truths they discover about the world and themselves.