Boyhood. Watched this film with two of my former SAIS classmates last night. A story about, well, boyhood. Filmed over the course of 12 years. It was amazing watching the growth in thinking, mannerisms, interests, questions, challenges.  The sibling rivalries, the everyday realities of parenting, the transitions. How everything changes, yet remains the same. LIFE. Relatable. 12 years. All I can think is, that’s dedication. In this world of “now nations” it sticks out like a sore thumb. How many of us would be that patient for a project or dream? Highly recommend.


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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.

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