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The Trousseau

Synopsis

The Trousseau is a moving story of a young British woman Ama, who returns to her birthplace in Ghana after receiving news of her mother's sudden death. She is met by her three stern clanswomen who doubt very much if she capable of taking the place of her frail grandmother during the funeral preparations.

Defying tradition she proves them wrong and begins to find expression of her grief in the ritual preceding the funeral, ensuring that her mother appears in death as she did in life.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
17 mins
Format
HiDef
Director
Afia Nkrumah
Producer
Raimund Berens, Afia Nkrumah
Editor
W B Colyer
Screenwriter
Afia Nkrumah
Director of Photography
Patrick Jackson
Sound
W B Colyer
Music
Adam Starr
Principal Cast
Maria Thomas

Production Company

London Film School
24 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9UB
UK

c.bright@lfs.org.uk