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Akosua Adoma Owusu

Ghana, États-Unis
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Akosua Adoma OWUSU est née le 01 janvier 1984. Réalisatrice et Productrice d'origine ghanéenne.

Dans un village de Kumasi, au Ghana, vivent une jeune fille albinos, Coco et sa mère, Rosemary. Née albinos, Coco est abandonnée par son père, négligé par sa mère Rosemary, et socialement rejetée par sa communauté. réalisé par Akosua Adoma Owusu et produit par Akosua Adoma Owusu et Mirabel Mavis Awuah (Obibini Pictures, Ghana) 2015 | Tribeca, New-York, USA

* Selection: Tribeca All Access – 2012

* Selection: ARTE France a décerné le Prix ARTE International à un film ghanéen réalisé par Akosua Adoma Owusu et produit par Akosua Adoma Owusu et Mirabel Mavis Awuah (Obibini Pictures, Ghana) dans le cadre du Durban FilmMart 2013 –

*Selection: Projet de film sélectionné à "Open Doors", du Festival de Locarno 2012, Suisse. * produit par Akosua Adoma Owusu et Angèle Diabang (Karoninka, Sénégal / Obibini Pictures, Ghana)

*Projet de film sélectionné à "Produire au Sud" 2010 (atelier de formation aux outils de la coproduction internationale), du 32ème festival des 3 Continents, Nantes. * produit par Akosua Adoma Owusu et Mirabel Mavis Awuah (Obibini Pictures, Ghana)


Akosua Adoma Owusu (born January 1, 1984) is a Ghanaian-American avant-garde filmmaker and producer whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. Her work addresses the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness.” Owusu interprets Du Bois’ notion of double consciousness and creates a third identity or consciousness, representing the diverse consciousness of women and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture.

Named by Indiewire as one of the 6 Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema, and one of The Huffington Post‘s Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know, Akosua Adoma Owusu is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. Founded in 2007, her company, Obibini Pictures, LLC produces unconventional films about multicultural experiences including Reluctantly Queer and Kwaku Ananse, which received the 2013 African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film. Reluctantly Queer was nominated for the Golden Bear and Teddy Award at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.

In 2017, Obibini Pictures, LLC produced On Monday of Last Week, a film adaptation of a short story in renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s collection, "The Thing Around Your Neck." The film was supported in part by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Creative Capital Foundation. She’s received support from Tribeca All Access, IFP, Focus Features Africa First, the Art Matters Foundation, the Camargo Foundation and the Berlinale World Cinema Fund. Recent projects include reviving Ghana’s historic Rex Cinema as a creative space for art, music, and film.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Fowler Museum, Yale University Film Study Center, and Indiana University Bloomington, home of the Black Film Center/Archive.

Owusu holds MFA degrees in Film & Video and Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts and received her BA in Media Studies and Studio Art with distinction from the University of Virginia. She divides her time between Ghana and New York, where she works as a Visiting Professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Akosua Adoma Owusu is represented by Andrew Farber at Farber Law LLC.

__________________ DE Geboren 1984 in Alexandria, USA. Studierte Kunst und Medienwissenschaft an der University of Virginia und anschließend Film und Kunst am California Institute of the Arts. Owusus Filme gewannen zahlreiche Preise auf internationalen Festivals. Kürzlich wurde sie von „Indiewire"zuden sechs herausragenden Avantgarde-Filmemacherinnen gezählt, die das Kino neu definieren. Akosua Adoma Owusu ist Alumna von Berlinale Talents. Sie lebt und arbeitet in den USA und Ghana. Quelle / Source :