Akosua Adoma Owusu – In-Person – 2023

Monday, April 10, 7:30 PM

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, artist and educator. Her experimental and narrative films create a third cinematic space or consciousness. In her works, feminism and African identities interact in African, white American and black American cultural spaces. Named by IndieWire as one of the 6 pre-eminent “Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema”, she has screened extensively at festivals and museums worldwide including the New York Film Festival, Rotterdam, Berlinale, Athens Film & Video, Ann Arbor, Locarno, Centre Pompidou, MoMA and London (BFI). In 2013, her short film KWAKU ANANSE was well-received at Berlinale Shorts. It won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award and was selected for the 59th Venice Biennale. RELUCTANTLY QUEER was also selected for Berlinale Shorts and nominated for the Teddy Award. She has received multiple awards and grants including the Gardner Film Study Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Creative Capital grant. Her work has been streamed on PBS, The Criterion Channel and MUBI. She has served as an advisor and juror for numerous film festivals. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University, and previously taught at Harvard University and the Pratt Institute in New York.

Boyant USA, 5 min, 2008

Tea 4 Two USA, 2 min, 2006

Intermittent Delight USA, 2007, 5 min

Me Broni Ba USA, 2009, 22 min

Reluctantly Queer Ghana, 2016, 8 min

Mahogany Too USA, 2018, 4 min

Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us Germany, 2019, 9 min

King of Sanwi Ghana/USA, 2020, 7 min