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KUKURANTUMI – ROAD TO ACCRA
Dir. King Ampaw
Ghana. 1984. 65 mins. English.
Industrious family man and lorry driver, Addey, makes ends meet by plying his trade between Accra and his village, Kukurantumi. When he loses his job for reasons beyond his control, he plots a marriage between his daughter, Abena, and an affluent businessman. But Abena loves the penniless Bob, and runs off with him for a better life in Accra, where things go from bad to worse. One of the most celebrated Ghanaian films to emerge before the country’s video industry, Kukurantumi is intelligent filmmaking, situating the troubles of one family within the wider context of political corruption, poverty and class struggle within Ghanaian society.
Followed by a Q&A with director King Ampaw and members of the cast and crew.
This screening is part of the Ghana @ 60 strand and the UK-wide season Africa’s Lost Classics, revisiting the history of African cinema through a project led by Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival in Scotland and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).