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KWAKU ANANSE \ 25 mins \ Ghana

Kwaku Ananse is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. Ananse teaches us that there are two sides to everything and everyone. The fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nyan Koronhwea attending her estranged father's funeral. At the funeral, she retreats to the woods in search for her father.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Winner - African Movie Academy Award, Best Short Film Nominated - Golden Bear for Best Short Film, Berlinale Special Mention - Cinemas D'Afrique Angers, Berlinale Film Festival Cannes Short Film, Corner BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival ,Guanajuato International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Académie des Arts et, Techniques du Cinéma - César, Durban International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, FESPACO Film Festival

Adoma kwakuananse

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American avant-garde filmmaker and producer whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. Her work addresses the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness.” Named by Indiewire as one of the 6 Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema, and one of The Huffington Post‘s Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know.

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. Founded in 2007, her company, Obibini Pictures, LLC produces unconventional films about multicultural experiences including Reluctantly Queer and Kwaku Ananse, which received the 2013 African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film. Reluctantly Queer was nominated for the Golden Bear and Teddy Award at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.

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