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Returning to Kenya (04:48)


Lupita Nyong'o won an Academy Award for "12 Years a Slave," making her the first black African woman to receive an Oscar. The 32-year-old actress discusses her upbringing, desire for perfection, and finding success. Through failure an individual learns more and grows.

Philanthropic Work (06:10)

Wild Aid advocates saving elephants from extinction by not contributing to the ivory trade. Nyong'o discusses how she was influenced by her father and supported by Alfre Woodard. Nyong'o aims to change the way Africa is portrayed in entertainment media.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Part of the Series : Leading Women: Series 2
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Kenya native Lupita Nyong'o catapulted into Hollywood after her Academy Award winning performance in the film 12 Years a Slave. Now she is one of the most recognizable actresses in the world. Lupita Nyong'o talks about her new-found fame and how her father's political history influences her philanthropic work.

Length: 12 minutes

Item#: BVL187295

ISBN: 978-1-64623-199-7

Copyright date: ©2015

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