Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah MFA ’15 Premieres Film at Locarno International Film Festival
Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah Film & Video MFA ’15 will premier his film, “Amansa tiafi (Public Toilet Africa)”, at the Concorso Cineasti del presente section of the Locarno International Film Festival. Locarno International Film Festival is one of the longest-running and most well-respected international film festivals.
Amansa tiafi (Public Toilet Africa) is a film that follows Ama. When reticent Ama returns to the city where she was gifted to a white art collector as a little girl, the quest to reclaim her stolen childhood quickly goes into a tailspin when she recruits an ex-lover on her mission. Escaping the city on a remote country road, their journey is beset with a series of bizarre encounters as their fate is tied to that of two passengers they pick up.
Ofosu-Yeboah’s work spans four continents. He has taught television at the National Film and Television Institute in Accra and participated in a residency at China Radio and TV Association, Beijing, and Serbia’s Documentary Master Class (InterDoc). In 2014, he received a fellowship from The Gamechangers Project, a US-based national fellowship program for emerging filmmakers of color. He is also a recipient of the Albert P. Weisman Award, Chicago, and The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artists Program (IAP) Grant Award, among others.