Ghana/UK. 2014. 78min. Colour. English.
The first of its kind, this documentary celebrates the acclaimed Pan-African feminist, poet, playwright and novelist and provides a fascinating insight into her life. The film explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. The film charts Ama Ata Aidoo’s creative journey in a life that spans seven decades from colonial Ghana through the tumultuous era of independence to a more sober present day Africa where nurturing women’s creative talent remains as hard as ever.
With contributions from Carole Boyce Davies, Nana Wilson-Tagoe, Vincent Odamtten and Ayebia Clarke Publishing, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo gives a fascinating insight into the life of a feminist poet and novelist and brings Aidoo’s writing to new audiences.
Followed by a discussion with director Yaba Badoe, Nana Ayebia Clarke (Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited), Louisa Egbunike (SOAS) and Kwadwo Osei-Nyame (SOAS)