ARACHNID

ARACHNID

Dir. Carl Earl-Ocran (Papa-Kwesi)

Ghana, UK. 2020. 4 mins.

Akan, Twi, English with English subtitles

Described by the director as the ‘ethereal’ break up story, this short recasts folklore as a contemporary story, in which we see Anansi, the trickster spider god try to win back Ama, an Ashanti goddess, and his estranged ex.

Part of the Baobab Award Shorts programme

The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals. 

Rich Mix

Tuesday 3 November  | 20:00 | Rich Mix

*Our socially distanced screening was rescheduled due to a second lockdown in the UK.

Leeds International Film Festival 

Available until 30 November

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Carl Earl-Ocran

Carl is a London-based British-Ghanaian writer and director. Under his middle name Papa-Kwesi, he has written and directed his most recent short film ‘Arachnid’; in Ghana.is aim is to tell emotive, character driven, socially conscious stories with compelling high concepts, highlighting, in particular, stories around the African diaspora.