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Yaa and the Kingdom of Gold

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Synopsis

The story seeks to give some semblance of truth about the initial arrival of Europeans in Africa, which eventually leads to slavery and colonisation. In the advent colonisation in Africa, one woman, Yaa Asantewa, refuses to hand over her land for British rule. She leads a tiny army to wage war against the British. This country was the centre of the slave trade and also had the largest reserve of gold at that time.

The story unfolds in late 1471 when the Portuguese arrived on the West African coast in search of gold to mint coin currencies in Europe. Before their arrival, the Arabs were the main traders who also indulged in human trafficking.

This factual documentary looks at the part various African tribes and Europeans play in slavery and its consequential effect.

When slavery was abolished, colonisation also took over culminating into the scramble for Africa.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
65 mins
Format
video
Director
Joel Aryeetey, Tom Ribeiro
Producer
Joel Aryeetey
Editor
Happy Adzudzor
Screenwriter
Joel Aryeetey
Director of Photography
William Sefa
Sound
Yaw Sefa

Genre

Production Company

LJ Pictures Int. Ltd
Contact: Joel Aryeetey
448 Summerwood Road
Isleworth
Middx
TW7 7QY
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8580 2927
F 00 44 (0)20 8560 4017

odolace@hotmail.com

Sales
Company

LJ Pictures Int. Ltd
Contact: Joel Aryeetey
448 Summerwood Road
Isleworth
Middx
TW7 7QY
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8580 2927
F 00 44 (0)20 8560 4017

odolace@hotmail.com