Rituals Of Fire
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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 90 mins
- 16mm, Betacam Sp, Agfa
- Joel Aryeetey, Tom Ribeiro
- Joel Aryeetey, David Brumey
- Acton Tettey, Car Meadow
- Joel Aryeetey
- Director of Photography
- William Sefa, Chris Hesse
- Robin Penda
- Patrick Wood
- Principal Cast
- Joyce Lee, David Dontoh, Alice Asiedu, Amonobia Doodo
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Last updated 26th November 2005