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African Filmmaker Tells Tales of South African Migrants

In his latest film “Vaya,” Nigerian-born director Akin Omotoso explores the themes of migration and coming of age.  “Vaya” tells the story of three strangers who get on a train, each of them with a mission to fulfill in Johannesburg. They’re coming from Durban to Johannesburg. They never meet, but their stories are intertwined,” Omotoso explained. Each traveler has a mission. A young man is promised a job that is not what he expected. Another is sent to reclaim his father’s body —...

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