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Rituals Of Fire

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Synopsis

The story deals with the conflict and cross-cultural tension experience between a British educated African man and his black American wife in an African setting.

The film revolves around Emma, a black American who grows up in America's deep south. Her dream is to settle in Africa where, she believes, people will not view her with suspicion, but accept her as an integral part of the human race.

Kofi Boateng, the husband, is born of African parents having lived in London since the age of sixteen. He is an architect with a multi-national firm. He refuses to go to Africa because he believes the continent is not developed enough to appreciate his talent.

By sheer coincidence these two characters meet in a nightclub in London. For Emma it is a dream come true, because of the possibility that one day they could settle in Africa. Whilst Kofi also sees this union as a way of eventually living in America.

The story unfolds, ten years into the marriage in London.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
16mm, Betacam Sp, Agfa
Director
Joel Aryeetey, Tom Ribeiro
Producer
Joel Aryeetey, David Brumey
Editor
Acton Tettey, Car Meadow
Screenwriter
Joel Aryeetey
Director of Photography
William Sefa, Chris Hesse
Sound
Robin Penda
Music
Patrick Wood
Principal Cast
Joyce Lee, David Dontoh, Alice Asiedu, Amonobia Doodo

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Production Company

L J Pictures
Contact: Joel Aryeetey
448 Summerwood Road
Isleworth
Middx TW7 7QY
UK

T 020 8580 2927

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