Award-Winning ‘Kwaku Ananse’ To Premiere in Ghana

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Kwaku Ananse’ has been making rounds on the international film scene and now the creative retelling of a fable about a part man part spider is finally making its way home to premiere in Ghana.

On Thursday, 4th July 2013, at 8pm, join AMAA award-winning film director, Akosua Adoma Owusu of Obibini Pictures, at one of Accra’s most notable venues, Alliance Française, for the screening of ‘Kwaku Ananse’.  Attendees of the premiere will have an opportunity to meet and greet the stars of the film, Koo Nimo and Grace Omaboe.  Guests will also enjoy an evening filled with Anansesem (spider tales) featuring a live music concert by the living legend Koo Nimo, Kyekyeku, and This House Is Not For Sale.

In her latest film, Kwaku Ananse, starring legendary Palm wine musician Koo Nimo, pioneering actress Grace Omaboe, and singer Jojo Abot; Owusu tells a unique and deeply personal story weaving it with a semi-autobiographical thread while preserving Ghanaian mythology.  ‘Kwaku Ananse’ was Ghana’s sole winning film at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards where it was awarded the prize for Best Short Film.  In addition, to earning recognition at prestigious institutions around the world including Berlinale Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, and most recently at the French Film Academy’s Golden Nights Panorama program for the World’s Best Short Films of the year.


Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase


I am very proud to have been part of the film screening committee for the first Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase which is taking place today at Quai 21- 21 Quai Saint Pierre, France as part of the Cannes Film Festival which is taking place from 15th-26th May this year.

These are the 8 films that made it to the shortlist in competition:

Welcome Yankee by Benoit Desjardins (Canada)
Kdo se boji crnega moza? by Janez Lapajne (Slovenia)
Echoes by Crystle Roberson (USA)
You Look Stunning Too (Men With Eggs) by Nina Hatchwell (United Kingdom)
Dios por el Cuello by Jose Trigueiros (Spain)
Setting of the Son by Helen Banks (USA)
Karaoke by Ondrej Hudecek (Czech Republic)
Adan by Paloma Martinez (USA)

There are also two films which will be screened out of competition:
Silent Treatment by Martine Jean (USA) (silent)
Persiennes by Céline Masson (Switzerland) (experimental)

The programme for the event is as follows:
1PM-short film dialogue with Entertainment Attorney Shannon Nash and screening of her short docudrama Colored My Mine
2PM-Diversity in Cannes Short Film Screenings & Competition
4PM-reception & awards

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