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Documentary
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27.03-01.04.23
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
ME BRONI BA / MY WHITE BABY


Country: United States / Ghana
Year: 2008
Duration: 22'
Direction: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Production: Obibini Pictures, Akosua Adoma Owusu
http://www.mebroniba.com/

The hazy legacy of European colonialism in Africa is addressed in this film through images of women engaged in plaiting on old dolls from the West. This poetic portrait of hairdressing salons in Kumasi, Ghana, reveals the true meaning of the affectionate expression me broni ba (“my white baby”) as the body is presented as the place where political meanings associated with the notions of race and gender are –sometimes painfully– inscribed.
Awards and festivals
Best Documentary - Chicago Underground
Best Documentary - 
Athens Video and Cinema Festival
Special Mention - Real Life Documentary Festival 2010
Cannes, Cinema des Monde
NY African Film Festival
London Film Festival
Visions du Réel, sección official
Festival de Rotterdam
DOK Leipzig

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu (1984) has Ghanaian parents and is a Virginia born filmmaker and artist. Inspired by her bi-national identity and West African griot folklore, she creates personal film essays to insert herself in the tradition of African storytelling. At the age of 26, she's being noted as one of Ghana’s fresh filmmakers representing contemporary African culture. Owusu lives and works in Accra, Ghana and the US.
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
NICDO
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Partners
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
NAPAR
Radio 3
Golem
Filmoteca Española
Antartika
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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