AZALI

2019 Oscar® Selection, Ghana

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A powerful examination of child marriage and human trafficking, Ghana's first-ever Oscar® submission follows 14-year-old Amina (Asana Alhassan, in her debut role) on her journey from a village in northern Ghana to the slums of the bustling capital, Accra. After escaping her impending marriage to a 70-year-old farmer, Amina finds herself being trafficked to Burkina Faso. A cruel twist of fate sees her escape, only to be flung into the big-city chaos of Accra. Ultimately, Amina is left with an impossible choice: to attempt to survive on the streets of Accra, or to return to her village and marry against her wishes. Winner, Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Alhassan), 2018 Africa International Film Festival. DIR Kwabena Gyansah; SCR Gwandellen Quartey; PROD Sarah Dwommoh. Ghana, 2018, color, 92 min. In English,‎ Dagbani and Akan with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

92 Minutes
Drama
Friday, March 06, 2020