Drawing from W.E.B. Du Bois’ concept of double consciousness—the split subjectivity of the oppressed African-American subject—Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu creates works of cinema embodying a "triple consciousness”—the collision of identities of the African immigrant in the United States. Working in the traditions of Third Cinema, Owusu’s films swirl with a mixture of intersecting subjectivities and perspectives including feminism, queerness and the experience of African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American cultures. Owusu appears in person with Leila Weefur of local curatorial collective The Black Aesthetic to discuss recent works including On Monday of Last Week, Mahogany Too, Reluctantly Queer and other works.
Mahogany Too by Akosua Adoma Owusu - Trailer from Obibini Pictures LLC on Vimeo.
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