Director Akosua Adoma Owusu | photo by Mantse Aryeequaye
AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU’s approach to Ghanaian folklore reconstructs the history of the mythical spider, Kwaku Ananse, in a way that forces a modern day interpretation of stories that have defined Ghanaian storytelling for eons. This Ananse story recreates the old legend through a transformative apparatus that bends and melds storytelling into a new history. Kwaku Ananse premieres in Ghana on July 4th at Alliance Francaise. The film stars Highlife music legend Koo Nimo, veteran actor Grace Omaboe, and Ghanaian indie music artist Jojo Abot, who plays the lead character in the film. Kwaku Ananse has screened at several international film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival and Berlinale. The film also won Best Short Film at the African Movie Academy Awards this Spring and has also been shortlisted at the French Cesar Academy.
OWUSU chills in James Town | photo by Mantse Aryeequaye
Watch this space for full updates on KWAKU ANANSE’s director AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU.
And the fotos keep coming…check out more street style in Adabraka and our ACCRA [dot] ALT team’s take on life and dreams in the city.
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GOING TO THE GO-GO
STOP. NOW GO.
ABASS ISMAIL [Cinematographer/Photographer]:
“Accra is a place that is not so easy for some people to live. You’re living without a place or a car, you have to be struggling for troski. It’s not that easy to get a place for yourself in Accra.”
DEAN OSEI [Intern], right:
“My Accra is a place where everything is possible. Accra is a place where young, vibrant people from all over Ghana come to settle and achieve their dreams. It’s also challenging. Despite the challenges, it’s a place where you can succeed if you are really determined.”
“We’re sick and tired with the lights on and off. And water…for my place the water’s off for like three months before they bring it back. So we are sick and tired of those things. In Accra, it’s easy for some to move forward. Those who have the money, water and lights on in their house, they don’t care about the others struggling.”
Check out more fotos of the ACCRA [dot] ALT crew on location in the beautiful historic neighborhood of Adabraka. The team breaks down their take on Accra and their inner visions for life in the African city.
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O RED, U GO KILL ME
3 WISE MEN
AFUA ASONA [Design Contributor]:
“Everything is in Accra. I think we’re having a peak of it now – a taste of 60’s and 70’s [U.S.] where people are moving back to being natural.”
EVERYDAY WE GET STOKED by the unique flair for style Accra exhibits. From straight, clean cuts to colorful mixed prints, dapper, dark silhouettes, and electronic, trill shapes – the capital city’s got it all.
Check out what Molly Lambe‘s lens picked up for ACCRA [dot] ALT this week for our street segment.