Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2010
Drexciya
Date de sortie en France : 00/00/0000
Pays concerné : Ghana
Durée : 12 minutes
Genre : expérimental
Type : documentaire

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Drexciya


SYNOPSIS



A portrait of an abandoned public swimming facility located in Accra, Ghana set on the Riviera. The Riviera at one time was an upscale development, consisting of luxury high-rises and five star hotels. Since the 1970s, the Riviera has fallen into a disheveled state.



This short documentary was inspired by afro-futurist myths propagated by the underground Detroit-based band Drexciya. They suggest that Drexciya is a mythical underwater subcontinent populated by the unborn children of African women thrown overboard during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. These children have adapted and evolved to breathe underwater.



CAST & CREW



Produced by: Obibini Pictures, LLC

Directed & Produced by: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Cinematography: Dustin Thompson & Akosua Adoma Owusu

Production Sound: Caroline Jin Key

Sound Design & Mix: Nathan Ruyle



AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS



Nominated – Best Documentary Short, Athens International Film & Video Festival

Best Experimental Film – Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

Special Jury Mention – Tarifa African Film Festival, Spain

Jury's Citation Prize – Black Maria Film Festival

Top 10 African films of 2011 – Africa is A Country



*Source: http://akosuaadoma.com/artwork/2948371-Drexciya.html



*Source: http://art-action.org/site/en/cat/sample.php?oeuvre=D2677078&lang=en


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