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Paa Joe and The Lion

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Synopsis

Ghana 2011. Inside a dusty roadside shack sleeps Paa Joe - the world renowned Grandfather of the fantasy coffin trade. He dreams of his bygone days – bringing money home in briefcases and work being shipped to galleries the world over. Now, he sleeps as the cars hurtle passed. There are no customers, no tourists – there are no coffins to make. His son, Jacob, dreams too, he dreams of returning his father to his glory days and rebuilding the family legacy together. Over the next four years they stand side-by-side, conquering love and death and embracing a life changing opportunity to travel to the UK to undertake an artist residency. It is the start of their future together – father and son, master and apprentice, Paa Joe & The Lion.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
72 mins
Format
HD Digital / 16mm / 8mm
Director
Benjamin Wigley 1st Feature
Producer
Anna Griffin
Executive Producer
Brian Hill
Editor
Benjamin Wigley
Director of Photography
Benjamin Wigley
Sound
CJ Mirra
Music
CJ Mirra
Poetry and Narration
Benjamin Zephaniah
VFX and Titles
Mark Pyper

Genre

Production Company

artdocs Ltd.
Anna Griffin
anna@artdocs.org
http://www.artdocs.co.uk

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Company

artdocs Ltd.
Anna Griffin
anna@artdocs.org
http://www.artdocs.co.uk