AMAA Award-Winning Film ‘Kwaku Ananse’ to Premiere in Ghana

| June 12, 2013

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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’.  At 10 GHc, 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.

Akosua Adoma Owusu may seem like a newcomer on the Ghanaian production scene but her international accomplishments certainly speak volumes.  In 2012, Owusu was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Creative Capital Foundation film grant.  In 2013, she received the Most Promising Filmmaker prize at Ann Arbor Film Festival, and was also named by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 30 Black Contemporary Artists Under 40”.  For a full biography on Owusu please visit www.akosuaadoma.com.

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‘Kwaku Ananse’ is a Ghana, Mexico, United States co-production, and was produced by Julio Chavezmontez (of Piano Production Company in Mexico) and Lisa Cortes (Executive Producer of the Oscar award-winning film “Precious”).  It was created with the support of Focus Features Africa First, Art Matters and The Sarah Jacobson Film Grant. View trailer via YouTube: http://youtu.be/-t6bYip32W8.

Sponsors of the Accra premiere include GBC, GTV, TV Africa, AdomTV on MultiTV, eTV Ghana, Yfm, Happy FM, Alliance Française, Institut Français, and Yaanom Multimedia.

For updates on the film follow the ‘Kwaku Ananse Film’ Facebook fanpage.  And for more information on the upcoming premiere please contact: kwakuanansefilm@gmail.com.

Press Release forwarded by Kusi Consulting.

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  1. Liz says:

    I live in Ghana and would very much like to see this film. It looks very interesting.