Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Short Film to Make North American Debut at TIFF

Akosua Adoma Owusu's 'Kwaku Ananse' screens at TIFF 13 this week. | Image: Production still

Akosua Adoma Owusu's 'Kwaku Ananse' screens at TIFF 13 this week. | Image: Production still

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:

Event Details

Akosua Adoma Owusu's 'Kwaku Ananse'

at the Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Jackman Hall

Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 am
also at Jackman Hall  

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