CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN | UK PREMIERE
Dir. Priscilla Anany
Ghana, USA. 2016. 101 mins. Akan, Ewe with English subtitles. N/C 15+
When her baby is born with disabilities, Essuman is told that she has a ‘dirty womb’. Her partner swiftly leaves, shattering her plans for family life and a good place in rural Ghanaian society. Community superstition grows, with whispers of the child’s deformities being the work of the devil. When Essuman can’t find a cure, her desperation mounts, testing her motherly love. Beautifully shot with a stunning central performance from Rukiyat Masud, Priscilla Anany’s debut is a powerful yet subtle story of female empowerment.
Screening with short
CONDRONG | UK PREMIERE
Dir. Gonçalo Almeida
2016. 11 mins. English. N/C 15+
A mysterious entity among the people of The Gambia.
Followed by a Q&A with director Priscilla Anany and lead actor Rukiyat Masud. This is a dine & view event - Ghanian food will be served and is included in the price of the ticket.