Film and Cinema

Ghana’s Cinema Showcased In Spain At Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival

The 16th Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT) is celebrating Ghanaian filmmaking through four of the country’s key films. This has never happened before in Spain.

The non-competitive film section has been titled “Ghana in four acts”. This strand pays tribute to Ghana’s long-standing contribution to cinema by screening four of its most significant and successful films.

The section begins with the legendary director Kwaw Ansah’s entertaining and award-winning film Heritage Africa (1989). The tragedy is set in the dawn of Ghana’s independence from colonial reign. It is worth mentioning that Ansah is not just a filmmaker, but also a crusader for the improved distribution and funding of African films within Africa.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s A Sting in a Tale (2009) is a beautifully told tale of two young unemployed youths as they journey on through life. Desperation throws them onto the path of get-rich-quick schemes, and they use unusual methods in their quest, producing some extraordinary results.

Keteke (2017), a multiple-award-winning comedy by Peter Sedufia and the visually stimulating The Burial of Kojo (2018) by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule complete this selection. These are the two most recent Ghanaian films, and they are enthralling diverse audiences globally.

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