+ intro by His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner and Q&A with actor Georgina Ackerman and director Kwesi Owusu hosted by film lecturer, Imruh Bakari @ the British Film Institute Southbank. Tkts £6.50
Realism and fantasy combine in this dazzling account of a Ghanaian family adjusting to life in the heart of London
Kwesi Owusu, Nii Kwate Owoo
With Thomas Baptiste, Anima Misa, Roger Griffiths
Ghana-UK 1991. 94min. Digital 4K (restoration)
Drawing on the ancient belief of ancestral visitation, spiritual prophecy and reincarnation, Ama combines fantasy with realism. Acclaimed for its dramatic depiction of the conflicts arising from migration, the film is now presented as a director’s cut, with new footage and additional music.