Film Africa Presents Trailblazing African Women: The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo
“A young girl’s voice doesn’t break: it gets firmer.” Ama Ata Aidoo
Described as a trailblazer for an entire generation of writing talent, including internationally acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaba Badoe’s riveting documentary follows the great Ama Ata Aidoo over the course of an eventful year. We join Aidoo as she travels home to her ancestral village in Ghana, is feted at a Colloquium in her honour in the United States and attends the premiere of her seminal play Anowa. The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo celebrates and reflects on the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s most important female writers working today.
Followed by a Q&A with director Yaba Badoe.
Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best cinema from Africa and its Diaspora. The 2016 festival will take place at venues across London from 28 October to 6 November, showcasing the latest feature, documentary and short films from Africa and its Diaspora, as well as a host of special events, including director Q&As, industry insights, parties, family fun and live music.