Sika Osei is part of the cast of Joseph
Sika Osei is part of the cast of Joseph

Joseph film to show in AMC cinemas in US

The Ghanaian movie industry will be given yet another boost when Ghanaian - Caribbean film, Joseph, is shown across the US this month.

This is the first time a Ghanaian -Caribbean production has received major mainstream theatrical release in the US.


AMC, which owns over 1000 theatres with over 11,000 screens in America and Europe, is by far the largest theatre chain in the world.

Joseph tells the dramatic story of a successful young doctor in Jamaica, haunted by childhood memories of his beloved grandfather in Accompong, the Maroon village founded by runaway slaves.

Despite the family conflict caused by Joseph’s curiosity about his Ashanti origins and the death of Kweku, his close friend from Ghana, Joseph is determined to travel to West Africa and discover his true identity.

Joseph’s symbolic journey mirrors the pilgrimage made by many Caribbean and African-American people to the slave castles of the Cape Coast, curious to learn more about their African roots.

As excitement about the film grows, Joseph is making strides, it was the opening film at the ongoing Barbados International Film Festival (BIFF).

The film has been selected for screening at the largest Black Film Festival in the USA, the prestigious Pan-African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles, from Tuesday, February 11 -23.

It has already shown in 43 cinemas across Nigeria and Ghana and is expected to open in Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana and all the other Islands in the Caribbean in the coming weeks.

Joseph is co-written and directed by veteran award-winning Director Marcia Weekes and features Jamaican star, Kevoy Burton; Ghanaian actors, Mawuli Gavor and Sika Osei; Soca Queen, Alison Hinds; R&B star, Shontelle Layne, and Miss Malaika 2018, Miriam Owusu-Poku.

Among the executive producers are the multi-award-winning Ghanaian production duo behind Beasts of No Nation and Black Earth Rising, Tony Tagoe and Danny Damah.

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