25th Cascade Festival of African Films


Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu

Ghana, Mexico, 2013 , 26 min.

Women Filmmakers Week

Shorts by Women Filmmakers

The West African fable of Kwaku Ananse, a spider/man trickster who teaches that there are two sides to everything and everyone, is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nyan Kronhwea attending her estranged father’s funeral. Nyan’s father led two separate lives with two wives and two families, one in Ghana, one in the United States. Overwhelmed by the funeral, Nyan retreats to the spirit world in search for her father. A spellbinding interpretation of a traditional Ghanaian folk tale in which the contemporary collides with the mythological in both content and form. Winner of the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards for Best Short Film.

In Twi with English subtitles.

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