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After his father’s sudden death, Iddrisu, a talented medical student, returns to his home village in northern Ghana. Faced with a debt that could destroy his family, Iddrisu must turn their farm and fortunes around. Over the course of a growing season, Iddrisu confronts both the tragedy and beauty of village life, and must finally choose between two very different futures. A fine example of Ghana’s burgeoning film scene.
Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award
Dir. Joseph Akwasi Akiwumi
Of portrait of Ghanaian artist Agyei Boateng who was commissioned by the Ghana Ministry of External Affairs in 1965 to craft and symbolise the ideals of Democracy and African Unity in an art form, symbols that remain the very foundation of these ideals today.
TW Pittman is a writer and producer with Rasquaché Films, which she co-founded with Kelly Daniela Norris. The company’s Sombras de Azul (2013) was among the first ever Cuban-American co-productions in the 50 years of the US embargo. TW co-directed Nakom on location in Ghana – largely in the rural village where she’d previously served with the US Peace Corps from 2006-2008 – and co-wrote the script with Ghanaian filmmaker and scholar Isaac Adakudugu.
Kelly Daniela Norris’ debut feature, the Cuban drama Sombras de Azul (2013), won the Audience Award at its premiere at the 2013 Austin Film Festival, and has screened at numerous domestic and international festivals. Kelly co-founded Rasquaché Films in 2008, also directing the award-winning short film Sinnerman (2009). Her second feature Nakom has garnered support from Ghana’s Ministry of Creative Arts, the Austin Film Society, and the Global Film Initiative.