Children's Stories / 15m / Short / Fiction
Each summer a team of eight Akosia workers head to Accra, Ghana to run a 4-week filmmaking project with 40 children from Street Academy. This film was the outcome of their first year there, in 2009. Students chose which aspect they would prefer to experience: acting and directing; camera, light and sound work; or set design / costumes. A fuller description of the coursework is on Akosia's website: http://www.akosia.org/project-details/ghana-summer-2009
The film, a story of two lifelong friends who overcome their difficulties to aim for a better future, is an impressively well-finished piece of work.
Directed by Ofori Atta