The work of Ghanaian-American filmmaker, Akosua Adoma Owusu, deals primarily with a collision of identities, namely her African and her American identity. Speaking to Elle Magazine South America, Owusu stated, “When I am in America, I feel very Ghanaian and when I’m in Ghana, I feel more American.” Certainly this is a sentiment that many can relate to, whether we are travelling away from home or indeed living in a foreign country. Owusu wants her audience to experience what it’s like to find oneself within a foreign community, and her films and artwork create complex contradictions that open up new dialogues and possibilities between cultures.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums and festivals, whilst her film, Me Broni Ba (meaning ‘My White Baby’ in the Akan language) was screened at the prestigious MoMA in New York and was nominated this year for a Teddy Award at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. As part of the activities at CCCB surrounding their current exhibition, Making Africa, Owusu will be participating in this conversation, ‘New Voices of African Cinema’ (in English) and afterwards, there will be various screenings related to the topics discussed.
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