The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

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Film:

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

Showtimes:

Friday Feb 12 01:00 PM
Saturday Feb 20 01:00 PM
Thursday Mar 03 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2016

Directed by Yaba Badoe. Ghana. USA. UK. 2014. 78 min.

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, charting her creative journey across 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. Over the course of a year the film follows Aidoo as she returns home to her ancestral village in the Central Region of Ghana, launches her latest collection of short stories in Accra, and travels to the University of California, Santa Barbara, to attend the premier of her seminal play about the slave trade, Anowa. With contributions from Carole Boyce Davies, Nana Wilson-Tagoe and Vincent Odamtten, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo offers fascinating insight into the life of a feminist poet and novelist who became a trailblazer for an entire generation.

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