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Year2008 Duration22 min. DirectorAkosua Adoma Owusu Production Obibini Pictures, Akosua Adoma Owusu Web
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
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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