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  • Drexciya

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2010 • Ghana

    Akosua Adoma Owusu draws on the Afrofuturist legends propagated by the underground Detroit-based band Drexciya—about a mythical underwater subcontinent populated by the unborn children of African women thrown overboard during the Transatlantic slave ...

  • Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2012 • United States

    Playful yet powerful, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL focuses on African American women’s hair, spinning found footage of 1970s New York hair salons and hairstyles into a dense collage of gesture and image.

  • Kwaku Ananse

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2013 • Ghana
    Starring Jojo Abot, Koo Nimo, Grace Omaboe

    Drawing upon the rich mythology of Ghana, this magical short combines semiautobiographical elements with local folklore to tell the story of a young American woman who returns to West Africa for her father’s...