Juror Presentation - Triple Consciousness: Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu

Showings

Screening Room - Michigan Theater Fri, Mar 29 1:00 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Film Info
Runtime:70

Description

The politics of representation depend on dismantling monolithic, reductive, and Western-centric renderings of exoticism and otherness in identities. This presentation looks at work by filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu, whose films address a collision of identities where the African immigrant located in the United States has a triple consciousness. Her documentary essay and experimental film works use a range of archival material, direct animation, and staged scenes to examine the construction of historical memory and cultural identity.

Included Shorts

Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us (9min) Ghana/Germany | 2019 | 9 | DCP More
Mahogany Too (3min) Alexandria, VA | 2018 | 3 | DCP More
Reluctantly Queer (8min) Ghana/USA | 2016 | 8 | DCP More
Bus Nut (7min) Ghana/USA | 2015 | 7 | ProRes More
Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful (4min) Alexandria, VA; New York, NY | 2012 | 4 | ProRes More
Drexciya (12min) Ghana | 2010 | 12 | ProRes More
Me Broni Ba (22min) Ghana | 2009 | 22 | ProRes More
Intermittent Delight (5min) Ghana/USA | 2007 | 5 | ProRes More