Ama to screen at Goethe-Institut

BY: John Owoo
Dr Kwesi Owusu
Dr Kwesi Owusu

Ama, a film directed by Dr Kwesi Owusu and Nii Kwate Owoo, will on Thursday, February 7, be screened at the Goethe-Institut in Accra.

The film, which was shot in 1991, is the story of an irrepressible 12 year old who becomes a medium for an ancestral prophecy and visitation.

She finds a computer disc by a lake in the English countryside which contains startling information.

Consequently, the ancestors reveal who she really is and send her on a “mission” to save her father from death and her brother from an impending disaster.

Both Ama and her mother do everything in their power to persuade them to do the right thing but to no avail.

Currently, the Director of the School of Creative Arts, African University College of Communications (Accra) and Creative Storm Ghana, Dr Owusu is a highly experienced expert in communications and social marketing with over 25 years of experience working in the creative industry.

He was a Senior Director of Jubilee 2000, one of the most successful global marketing campaigns of all time.

He is presently a member of the board of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

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Owoo has been a producer and director of a number of notable film projects.

He was the Managing Editor at Ecrans d'Afrique (Pan-African Federation of Film Producers) and was the founder and Head of the Media Research Unit, Institute of African Studies (University of Ghana) from 1978 to 2002.

Goethe-Institut Ghana is supporting the screening which will also feature a presentation by Dr Owusu as well as a Q and A session.