• King Ampaw – Kukurantumi AKA Kukurantumi: Road to Accra (1983)

    1981-1990ComedyDramaGhanaKing Ampaw

    In this revealing African comedy-drama that contrasts the hectic life in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with the relative peace of Kukurantumi, a rural town, a truck driver makes runs between the two locations with few problems until he is forced to replace his truck. In order to raise the money to get a new vehicle, he sells some stolen watches and promises his daughter in marriage to a rich merchant. Rebelling against this fate, the daughter runs off to Accra with her boyfriend — but then nothing turns out quite like she had planned, and the rich merchant looks better with each passing day.Read More »

  • Akosua Adoma Owusu – Kwaku Ananse (2013)

    2011-2020Akosua Adoma OwusuArthouseGhanaShort Film

    Kwaku Ananse is a traditional West African fable of a creature, part man, part spider, who spends years collecting all wisdom of the world in a wooden pot. As he tries to hide the pot in a tree he can’t find a way to place it high up in its branches. When his little son, Ntikuma shows him the way, Kwaku Ananse becomes so angry that he throws the pot down onto the ground. It bursts and the wisdom seeps away. Everyone rushes over, hoping to salvage what they can. Nyan Koronhwea returns to her father Kwaku Ananse’s native Ghana for his funeral.Read More »

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