“Kwaku Ananse is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana… The fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nyan Koronhwea attending her estranged father’s funeral. At the funeral, she retreats to the woods in search for her father. Kwaku Ananse is an effort to preserve a fable my father passed on to me, and in turn to preserve a dying yet immensely rich cultural heritage.” —Akosua Adoma Owusu
Part of the exhibition Do/Tell, Kwaku Ananse is on view on a monitor in ICA’s Ramp Space during museum opening hours.
In addition, the film is projected on the “porch” in ICA’s Project Space on Wednesdays at 5pm, Fridays at 2pm, and Saturday, May 16, at 2pm.
See full list of screenings.
Do/Tell: Erin Bernard, Heather Hart, Rachelle Mozman, and Akosua Adoma Owusu Screenings in Do/Tell: Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Kwaku Ananse