ONE DAY I TOO GO FLY is the story of four students from Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Nigeria as they go through undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As they arrive from diverse African backgrounds and immerse themselves in the challenge of rigorous academics and navigating a new world, we embark with them on a unique quest – for knowledge and for the adults they will become. What happens to them over the next four years as they grow into engineers at America’s premier technological university?
Arthur Musah (producer/director) and Brook Turner (producer) have been working on this independent project since May 2011. Their bios can be found on the Filmmakers page.
The Spinoff Film – Naija Beta
We made a second film, Naija Beta, from a story we discovered while making One Day I Too Go Fly: that of Nigerian MIT students bringing technology to high-schoolers in Nigeria through a robotics summer camp. While One Day I Too Go Fly follows African youths leaving home to explore the world, Naija Beta follows African youths in the diaspora returning to reconnect with societies back home. Learn more about Naija Beta at naijabeta.vhx.tv.
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361 backers recently supported our successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for production in 2012. To help us raise the next portion of our production budget, you can make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.