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In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.
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Addey is a lorry driver and an industrious family man who makes ends meet by plying his trade between Accra, the capital city, and his village, Kukurantumi. When he loses his job for reasons beyond his control, he plots a marriage between his daughter, Abena, and an affluent businessman but she refuses the union because she loved another. Abena disobeys her father Addey and, with Bob, the poor young man she loves elopes to Accra where things worsen.
Production year: 1983
Genre: Feature Film
Location of Recording: Ghana, Accra
Director: King Boama Darko Ampaw
Writers: King Boama Darko Ampaw, Ralf Franz
Actors: George Wilson, Evans Oma, Sebastian Agbanyoh, Dorothy Ankomah, Charles Ansong, David Dontoh, Ernest Youngman, and Amy Appiah.
Set design: Charles Ansong, Kobina Smith
Production company: Afromovies
Production manager: Peter Wohlgemuth-Reinery
Screenplay: King Boama Darko Ampaw, Ralf Franz
Director: King Boama Darko Ampaw
Editing: Anja Cox, Michèle Bahlke
Director of photography: Eckhard Dorn, Kofi Amos
Music: Amartey Hedzoleh, Fela Ransam Kuti
Sound: Winfried Bornschein
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20 Views · 5 months ago
A Vietnam veteran returns home to find drug dealers and addicts now rule his old neighborhood, and that even his own wife has fallen victim to drugs. Together with three of his buddies from Vietnam, he fights back.
15 Views · 5 months ago
Brother Future movie, 1991.
13 Views · 6 months ago
Conversation with Eliciana Nascimiento about The Summer of Gods.
Eliciana's The Summer of Gods follows Lilly, a little Afro Brazilian girl who goes with her mom to visit her grandmother. Her grandmother, a spiritual healer, teaches Lilly of the importance of her roots through stories.
The film is beautifully made and sheds positive light on African descendants practicing their ancestors' spirituality. The little girl playing Lilly is adorable, and the relationships between Lilly and her mother, Lilly and her brother, Lilly and her grandma, are so realistic... so too is the relationship between Lilly and the Orishas.
A gem for African cultural continuity, this film is a must-see for all pan-Africans, all Africans and African Diaspora seeking a clean, positive connection/reconnection to African culture, African spirituality, African religion.
You may shed some tears. But they're the reparative kind, the kind that help you emote as you consider the magnitude of the task ahead of us, only to give you renewed strength as you see that you are not alone, you exist within a continuum of which we are all part, and your efforts are validated and cemented through the space that we all inhabit with our wills, strong a rock, vast and deep as the world of Yemaya herself.
So head over to www.thesummerofgods.com, purchase the film, enjoy it, and embrace every tear that it pulls from your soul, let it be a part of your own rebirth.
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1 Views · 6 months ago
Hafiz Farid's rare film that looks at the Darfur conflict through eyes of Darfur's people placing their experiences front and center without the celebrity fanfare that marked the Save Darfur Movement in the early 2000s. Darfur's experience is paralleled with the trauma and healing process of other survivors of genocide and horrific wars.
7 Views · 7 months ago
The life and career of jazz musician Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in history, featuring original concert footage and insights from jazz icons.
16 Views · 8 months ago
A three-part anthology film exploring juju (magical) stories rooted in Nigerian folklore and urban legend, written and directed by the Nigerian new wave cinema collective known as Surreal16.
26 Views · 8 months ago
A young man returns from Europe obsessed with his sexual inhibition. It focuses on the story of a young Westernized Ivorian who seeks appeasement for his existential anguish and hallucinatory sexual fears through traditional African healing and modern Western psychoanalysis.
26 Views · 9 months ago
Stealing a Nation is a 2004 Granada Television documentary about the British–American clandestine operation that saw the expulsion of the native Chagossian population of Diego Garcia and neighbouring islands. More than 2,000 people were exiled to Mauritius between 1967 and 1973, so that Diego Garcia could become a United States airbase (see depopulation of Chagossians from the Chagos Archipelago). The film contains a series of interviews with native Chagossians, who have been deprived of their right of return and forced to live in abject poverty. Stealing a Nation was written and directed by John Pilger, and produced and directed by Christopher Martin; reconstruction footage was directed by Sean Crotty.