L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A

Canadian Premiere


Christine Boateng, Claudia Owusu

Ghana | 2021 | 7 min
English |
Subtitles: English
Jouer Trailer
This film is part of Badewa Ajibades Carte Blanche

A Ghanaian girl questions God about why things are the way they are, as she has just moved into a new house with her parents. The film is study of spiritual reasoning as the girl explores her ability to advocate for herself, to have a voice, and to interact with her own loneliness outside of the influence or supervision of adults.
Other festivals:
Indie Memphis Film Festival, United States (2022)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, England (2022)

Also presented:
Space For Us Journal Jamyat screening’ at Highland theatres, United States (2022)
Director Christine Boateng, Claudia Owusu
Script Claudia Owusu, Christine Boateng
Director of Photography David Ansah, Khalid Iddisah
Production Claudia Owusu
Associate Producer Christine Boateng

In Partnership with

Concordia film festival
Concordia University /  Faculty of Fine Arts


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Sunday, march 19, 2023, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Christine Boateng

Christine Boateng

Christine Boateng is a Ghanaian filmmaker, documentary photographer & film programmer based in Accra, Ghana. Her work and ideas often draw from her dreams, memory, personal experiences and intimate stories shared by people. She is fascinated by stories that explore identity and complex relationships people have with themselves and others. She believes in the power of collaboration and in the beauty of belonging in a community and spaces that can harness her craft.
Her short films have found their way to audiences worldwide through Nowness, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, and Millennium Film Workshop, New York City.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Spider’s Blanket
Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl
Spirit — Experimental Short Film
Oko ke Akueteh
Claudia Owusu

Claudia Owusu

Claudia Owusu (Nana Yaa Akyaa) is a Ghanaian-American poet, filmmaker, and essayist based in Columbus, Ohio. She writes from these two liminal spaces to make sense of them. She believes in the beauty of community and the intimate stories we share when we think no one is listening.
Claudia’s work engages the spaces that Black women and girls occupy, namely their relationship with safety, carefreeness, and self-ownership. She is deeply invested in personal narratives of Black girlhood and womanhood, through which she is learning to reclaim and carve space for herself. Her writing has appeared in Vogue Magazine, Clockhouse Magazine, and Brittle Paper. Her short films have screened at Nowness, Urbanworld, FilmAfrica, and Indiememphis.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Other films:
Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl
Frame Media
Don’t Mess With My Kitchen
Afternoon Jump
From Elsewhere to Elsewhere

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