“Side Chic Gang” filmmaker Peter Sedufia has shared his moment it felt awesome for being filmmaker from Ghana with fans and I can imagine the thrills. When your works project in another world and praises are sung. He was at the Cine Bala, France.
Cine Bala is a film festival that is observed annually. It majors in showcasing films from the African continent with African filmmakers. This year’s event which marked it 5th edition spanned from January 21 to 29 at Malraux scène nationale Chambèry Savoie. Like the Lafi Bala Festival, Cine Bala aims at enabling the people of Chambèry to discover a great diversity of views and identities of African cultures.
Ghanaians films that made several breakthroughs last year; “Keteke” by Peter Sedufia and “The Burial of Kojo” by Ama K. Abebrese which is recorded as Ghana’s first film originally acquired by Netflix are both screening at the festival. That was the moment Sedufia had his thrills and felt proud being a Ghanaian filmmaker.
He shared the experience, “Today, I had a very intriguing session with some over 100 students in France, where we discussed filmmaking careers and African cinema. This was after watching Keteke at the 5th edition of Cine Bala in Chambery – France.”
“Most exciting part is, “Keteke” opened the 5th edition yesterday, and “The Burial of Kojo” will be closing it on Sunday (both Ghanaian films). Such a happy time to be a filmmaker from Ghana.” He added.
“Keteke” which means a train, unravels the story of a couple expecting their first child. The unfortunate happened when they missed a train heading towards the city for the delivery. It starred two of the industry’s best Adjetey Anan and Lydia Forson. It was released initially on March 4, 2017. It has had about four nominations in film awards across Africa.
“The Burial of Kojo” films the story of a man’s vengeful brother that trapped him in an illegal mine shaft, his daughter embarked on a mission to rescue him. Directed by Blitz the Ambassador, it was released in December 1, 2018. It has earned several nominations and earned Cynthia Dankwa Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor 2019.