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Love Brewed in the African Pot


"Love Brewed in the African Pot," by Kwaw Ansah / Ghana / 1980 / 125mins / Comedy, Drama / English



Thu, Aug 3

7:00 pm

Poe Park
Grand Concourse bet. E. 192 St. & E Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458


Join the National Ghana Parade Council and AFF for an outdoor screening of the Ghanaian classic, Love Brewed in the African Pot by Kwaw Ansah! The screening will be preceded by a DJ set by Sokhna Samb at 7:00pm. Bring a blanket or chair for the movie at sunset.

About the Film

An African classic, Love Brewed in the African Pot is an interpretation of Romeo and Juliet set in colonial Ghana, that explores tensions between tradition and modernity. A young woman, Aba Appiah, with a posh Cape Coast education falls in love with a semi-literate auto mechanic, Joe Quansah. The marriage outrages her father, who expects her to marry the man of his choice. This family conflict leads to complex and unforeseen consequences. The film won the Omarou Ganda Prize for ‘most remarkable direction and production in line with African realities’ at the seventh Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). A comic book based on the film was released in 2014.
About Kwaw Ansah

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