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CinemAfrica Sweden 2013: ‘Yellow Fever’ Tackles the Sensitive Topic of Skin Bleaching
Kenyan artist Ng’endo Mukii’s thesis film made at the Royal College of Art 2012, focuses on African women’s self-image and esteem. Mukii’s mixed media animation is a result of using her own memories and various interviews she conducted.
Kwaku Ananse: Film Breathes Life Into Old West African Fable
Kwaku Ananse, 2013
Nominated for Golden Bear, Berlinale Shorts
Ghana I Love You did an excellent feature on Ghanaian-American Akosua Adoma Owusu‘s short film “Kwaku Ananse”. Owusu wrote and directed the film which will make it’s World Premiere on February 12th at the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival.
The film is a creative retelling of a West African fable about wisdom which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. Owusu puts her unique stamp on the story by weaving semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man making the story deeply personal.
‘I Ain’t From Africa’ The Documentary