Akosua Adoma Owusu (*1984) is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker whose films address a collision of identities, where the African immigrant in America has a triple consciousness. Named by IndieWire as one of six preeminent «Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema», she has exhibited worldwide, including at the Centre Pompidou, at Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Toronto, New Directors/New Films (NY), and London (BFI). Her short film «Kwaku Ananse» won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award, and her recent short «White Afro» received the Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival.
Akosua Adoma Owusu was selected for the residency at the Locarno Film Festival 2019 in collaboration with Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and DEZA
Photo: Curt Saunders