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If you - like me - first became aware of African trickster spirit Ananse through Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, here's your chance for something a little bit more authentic.Akosua Adoma Owusu's Ghanaian short film Kwaku Ananse comes supported by the Focus Features Africa First program, a program which supports the best and brightest African talents. Owusu certainly seems to qualify on that front, the story blending traditional folk tales with contemporary social reality and the camera work looking simply gorgeous. Here's how the creator describes it:"Kwaku Ananse" is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. »

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