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Title:The art of Ama Ata Aidoo
Editors:Badoe, YabaISNI
Aidoo, Ama AtaISNI
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:Fadoa Films
Geographic term:Ghana
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
About person:Christina Ama Ata Aidoo (1942-)ISNI
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZatfSKTKJY
Abstract:This documentary film explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa's foremost woman writers. 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. Over the course of a year the film follows Aidoo, born in 1942, 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 premiere of her seminal play about the slave trade, 'Anowa'. With contributions from Carole Boyce Davies, Nana Wilson-Tagoe and Vincent Odamtten, the film gives an insight into the life of a feminist poet and novelist. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]