Arguably Ghana’s most accomplished filmmaker, Kwaw Ansah has remained for decades, the face of Ghanaian cinema. His debut film, Love Brewed in Africa Pot (1980) captured the imagination of a young nation with its cynical and often melodramatic take on love and classism.
His second film, Heritage Africa (1989) was even more audacious. Heritage Africa won the grand prize at the 11th Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1989.
Classics In The Park is honored to screen Heritage Africa, followed by an in-depth conversation with Kwaw Ansah about his film journey.
Date: March 25th
Venue: Akola Boni Park
In 1970 a Ghanaian filmmaker, Nii Kwate Owoo (pictured below holding African doll -You Hide Me), went to the British Museum and managed to get access to the basement where he discovered boxes and plastic bags containing stolen African cultural treasures for which he produced the documentary YOU HIDE ME, to expose the stolen pieces. He brought the film home to Ghana in 1971 and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation refused to air and banned the film with the fear of embarrassing the British. It became a major controversy internationally, after an article was published in the famous WEST AFRICA weekly news mag. Only a few people have seen this film in private screenings. Africa Film Society is therefore privileged to publicly screen this film at the monthly #ClassicsInThePark on Saturday Jan 28, at Akolaboni Park [Osu Ako Adjei]. The legend Nii Kwate Owoo will be at the screening to share his experience and answer questions, he is also the co-Director of the classic AMA movie. This is your invitation to see these films. It's a must.
We return to Akola Boni Park, Nov 26th for the 3rd edition of Classics In the Park. We will screen Progress In Kojokrom (1954), The Encounter (2015) and The Boy Kumasenu (1952)
Akola Boni Park 6pm. Osu, Accra. TELL DE STORY OH!