TRAILBLAZING AFRICAN WOMEN: THE ART OF AMA ATA AIDOO

TRAILBLAZING AFRICAN WOMEN: THE ART OF AMA ATA AIDOO

Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Friday 9 September, 19:00

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Dir. Yaba Badoe
Ghana/USA/UK. 2014. 78min. Colour. English.

“A young girl’s voice doesn’t break: it gets firmer.” Ama Ata Aidoo

Described as a trailblazer for an entire generation of writing talent, including internationally acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaba Badoe’s riveting documentary follows the great Ama Ata Aidoo over the course of an eventful year. We join Aidoo as she travels home to her ancestral village in Ghana, is feted at a Colloquium in her honour in the United States and attends the premiere of her seminal play AnowaThe Art of Ama Ata Aidoo celebrates and reflects on the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s most important female writers working today.

In partnership with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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