This edition: Cast and Director of "Beasts of No Nation": Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah
Original tape date: November 16, 2015.
First aired: December 4, 2015.
Director-producer-writer-cinematographer Cary Joji Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre," "Jane Eyre," "True Detective"), Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba ("Luther," "The Wire," "Mandela") and newcomer Abraham Attah (best young actor, 2015 Venice Film Festival) take you behind the scenes of "Beasts of No Nation," the first theatrical film from Netflix. Adapted from the novel by Uzodinma Iweala and shot in Ghana, it focuses on a young boy who is thrust into a company of young soldiers, and follows his journey as he attempts to find the remains of a childhood that seem so out of reach. Interviewed by New York Times reporter Cara Buckley. Taped November 16, 2015.
Abraham Attah Actor, “Beasts of No Nation”
Cara Buckley Culture Reporter, The New York Times
Idris Elba Actor
Cary Joji Fukunaga Director-producer-writer-cinematographer