Classics in the Park Celebrates Ghana at 60 with Kwaw Ansah

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Africa Film Society’s free outdoor film showcase ‘Classics In The Park’ will feature legendary Ghanaian Filmmaker, Kwaw Ansah for its 7th Edition. Slated for March 25th, 6pm at Akola Boni Park in Osu, Nyaniba Estate. The award winning director, Kwaw Ansah will be available for a Q&A after the screening of his 1989 film Heritage Africa.

Arguably Ghana’s most accomplished filmmaker, Kwaw Ansah has remained for decades, the face of Ghanaian cinema. His debut film, Love Brewed in Africa Pot (1980), captured the imagination of a young nation with its cynical and often melo-dramatic take on love and classism.

His second film, Heritage Africa (1989) was even more audacious. Made nine years after the first, the film is a portrayal of identity crisis that plagued African elite before independence, and continues today.

Heritage Africa won the grand prize at the 11th Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1989, and Best Film at London Film Festival, 1989. The film stars Kofi Bucknor, David Dontoh and Anima Misa.

More about Africa Film Society:

Africa Film Society seeks to preserve and promote Africa’s rich cinematic legacy while cultivating new filmmakers and nurturing an audience for their work. Through our ‘Classics in the Park’ initiative, we are bringing free outdoor cinema to communities focusing on early African films (1950’s – 1990’s).

Media Contact:

Reginald Asare

Public Relations Coordinator

Africa Film Society

Email: africafilmsociety@gmail.com

+ (233)546093969

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