One of the films screening at this week’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is CalArts alumna Akosua Adoma Owusu’s (Art-Film/Video MFA 08) short film Kwaku Ananse, which makes its North American debut on Thursday (Sept. 5).
TIFF describes Kwaku Ananse as “a spellbinding, semi-autobiographical interpretation of a traditional Ghanaian folktale in which the contemporary collides with the mythological in both content and form.”
The film, which won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film in April, is part of TIFF’s To Repel Ghosts: Urban Tales from the African Continent, an ambitious program of short films that showcases “fiercely contemporary stories” from Africa.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5-15.
The trailer for Kwaku Ananse is posted below:
Akosua Adoma Owusu's 'Kwaku Ananse'
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 am
also at Jackman Hall