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Directed by T.W. Pittman, Kelly Daniela Norris

Ghana, United States 2016 90 mins. In Kusaal, English

When his father suddenly dies, Iddrisu, a promising medical student, leaves the university in the Ghanaian capital of Accra to travel home to the titular rural village, hoping to settle his father’s estate. He arrives only to find that his father had considerable unsettled debt and a farm desperately in need of innovation. To turn the family’s fortunes around, Iddrisu digs in and begins working the land, but as time passes must face the choice of preserving tradition with his relatives in the village or following a new path in the modern world. In Kusaal with English subtitles.

Reviews: Variety, Hollywood Reporter

Interviews: Interview with T.W. Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris at Next Projection

Filmography: Sombras de Azul (2013)



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