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Ghanaian film shorts showcased at London Pan-African Film Festival Monthly Screenings

Two Ghanaian filmmakers screened their film shorts at The London Pan-African Film Festival's (PAFF) Monthly Screenings at the West Norwood Picturehouse earlier this month.

L-R PAFF host, Anniwaa Buachie and Kobina de Graft-Johnson. Image credit Jean Landré
L-R PAFF host Laurine, Anniwaa Buachie and Kobina de Graft-Johnson. Image credit Jean Landré

US-based Ghanaian Kobina de Graft-Johnson is the cinematographer and producer behind ‘Barely Made’.


Directed by Eric Dickens Jr and Shantelle Duah, the film opens with first-generation Ghanaian Adwoa contemplating her future after being fired from her corporate job in New York City.




The second film, produced, co-directed and starring British-Ghanaian Anniwaa Buachie is called ‘Moon Over Aburi'.


The film short is based on story written by the Emmy award-winning Dr Kwame Dawes which follows the story of a woman and man and their connection to a gruesome murder.


The film, which is co-directed by Sheila Nortley, is a collaboration by an all-Ghanaian team, and explores the role of a woman’s place in a corrupt lawless society.


“It’s important to see high-quality content coming out of the diaspora,” Anniwaa told the audience at West Norwood Picturehouse.


Members of the audience at the PAFF. Image courtesy of Timothy Aryee
Members of the audience at the PAFF. Image courtesy of Timothy Aryee

Kobina added: “The evening, filled with laughter, applause, and engaging discussions, highlighted the audience's keen interest in the future of African cinema.


"The success of the screenings underlines the importance of platforms like the London PAFF Monthly Screenings in bringing diverse and dynamic African stories to a wider audience.”


For future screenings and updates, follow @anibokstudios and @anniwaabuachie on social media.


The London PAFF Monthly Screening continues to screen African film next month. Visit the Picturehouse website here to learn more.


This post is based on apress release written by Josephine Minnow.



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