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Xcèntric. 15th season 2015-2016

New Voices of African Cinema. Akosua Adoma Owusu

The CCCB's cinema

Audiovisuals + Debate

As part of the parallel activities to the exhibition Making Africa, Xcèntric welcomes to Barcelona the filmmaker of Ghanaian origin, Akosua Adoma Owusu. A session of screenings will follow a conversation with African film specialist Beatriz Leal.

18.30 - New Voices of African Cinema
Conversation with Akosua Adoma Owusu, moderated by Beatriz Leal (in English, with simultaneous translation into Catalan).

20.00 - Struggling Awareness. The Work of Akosua Adoma Owusu
Akosua Adoma Owusu’s award-winning short films are a finely-worked visual, narrative and sound intertwining of Akan myths, Kente cloth, hair weaves, music, autobiographical data and references of the Afro-American community. The tension between her Ghanaian roots and the experience of the US diaspora challenge our expectations of culture, gender, identity and African postcolonial history.

Presentation by the filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu and the programmer Beatriz Leal.

Intermittent Delight, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2007, 5 min
Me Broni Ba (My White Baby), Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2009, 22 min
Drexciya, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2010, 12 min
Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2012, 4 min
Kwaku Ananse, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2013, 23 min

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New Voices of African Cinema

As part of the activities parallel to the “Making Africa” exhibition, Xcèntric brought American-born Ghanaian filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu to Barcelona. In 2013, her short film Kwaku Ananse was highly acclaimed at the Berlin International Film Festival. Conversation with Ako...

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