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Year 2022
Runtime 98 mins
Language English, Wolof
Subtitles English
Alberta Premiere
  • In Cinema Only

Undocumented immigrant Aisha lands a job nannying for the daughter of a wealthy Manhattan couple. While she easily wins the affection of young Rose, she also finds herself caught up in the rocky marriage between the girl’s controlling mom and woke photojournalist dad. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind in Senegal, Aisha hopes her precarious job will allow her to bring him into the U.S. and the life she has carefully pieced together. Just as his arrival finally feels imminent, a supernatural presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality.

Nikyatu Jusu elegantly weaves in supernatural entities derived from West African folklore, spinning NANNY into a singular genre all its own, with horrors specifically drawn from Aisha’s life and legacy.


United States
Winner, Directors to Watch, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022
Winner, Grand Jury Prize Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2022

Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival
Nikyatu Jusu
Executive Producer
Ryan Heller , Sumalee Montano , Grace Lay , Rebecca Cammarata , Nikyatu Jusu
Nikkia Moulterie , Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Nikyatu Jusu
Robert Mead
Tanerélle , Bartek Gliniak
Anna Diop , Michelle Monaghan , Sinqua Walls , Morgan Spector , Rose Decker , Leslie Uggams