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COURT Métrage | 2013
Kwaku Ananse
Date de sortie en France : 00/00/0000
Pays concerné : Ghana
Durée : 25 minutes
Genre : fantastique
Type : fiction


Un film qui repose sur un conte populaire du Ghana et adressé à la diaspora africaine. Une jeune expatriée africaine, Nyan Kronhwea, assiste aux funérailles de son père. Submergée par la procession, elle se retire du monde sensible pour aller à la rencontre de son père qu'elle a très peu connu. Ghana / Mexique / USA, 2013, 26 min, Twi/anglais Réalisatrice et Productrice: Akosua Adoma OWUSU Scénario par Akosua Adoma OWUSU et Iram Parveen BILAL ACTEURS Jojo Abot (Nyan Koronhwea) Koo Nimo (Kwaku Ananse) Grace Omaboe (Aso Yaa) Karim Adam (Ntikuma)


Kwaku Ananse
A film breathing life to a popular old fable from Ghana to the African diaspora. A short film by Akosua Adoma Owusu Featuring Jojo Abot, Koo Nimo, and Grace Omaboe. Ghana / Mexico / USA, 2013, Short, 26 min, Twi/English


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.

Kwaku Ananse is an effort to preserve a fable my father passed on to me, and in turn to preserve a dying yet immensely rich culture.


Produced by: Obibini Pictures LLC

in association with Focus Features Africa First

Written, Directed, & Produced by: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Screenplay by: Akosua Adoma Owusu & Iram Parveen Bilal

Cast: Jojo Abot, Koo Nimo, and Grace Omaboe

Cinematography by: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio

Africa First Program Director: Kisha Cameron-Dingle

Music by: Koo Nimo, Ebo Taylor


Berlinale Talent Campus

Focus Features Africa First

Art Matters

Sarah Jacobson Film Grant



Winner – 2013 African Movie Academy Award, Best Short Film

Nominated – 2013 Golden Bear for Best Short Film, Berlinale

Special Mention – 2015 Cinemas D'Afrique Angers


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