Africa Film Society’s free outdoor film showcase ‘Classics In The Park’ will feature legendary Ghanaian Filmmaker, Nii Kwate Owoo for its 5th edition. Slated for January 28th, 6pm at Akola Boni Park in Osu, Nyniba Estate, the award winning, Director Nii Kwate Owoo will be available for a Q&A after the screening of his short film ’You Hide Me’ (1971) and co-directed feature film ‘Ama’ (1991).
Nii Owoo is renowned for his rich narratives on African culture and spirituality. His short documentary ‘You Hide Me’ exposed the theft and concealment of African artifacts in the basement of the British Museum. The film garnered worldwide acclaim for its controversial subject matter and was subsequently banned in Ghana for fear of harming the relationship between Ghana and Britain.
Nii Owoo made his feature film debut with Ama: An African Voyage of Discovery, which he co-directed with Kwesi Owusu for Channel 4 television in 1991. Ama explored themes of African traditional storytelling in the context of contemporary Britain. It premiered in Ghana to a packed audience.
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Africa Film Society seeks to preserve and promote Africa’s rich cinematic legacy while cultivating new filmmakers and nurturing an audience for their work. Through our ‘Classics In The Park’ initiative, we are bringing free outdoor cinema to communities focusing on early African films (1950’s – 1990’s).
Media Contact :
Nii Aryeetey Aryeh, Program Director, Africa Film Society