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King of Sanwi

senegal experimental ghana michael jackson

King of Sanwi

Release Date: September 17, 2020

Year    :   2020
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Production Companies    :   Obibini Pictures
Director    :   Akosua Adoma Owusu
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RunTime    :   7 mins.

A companion piece to Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us (NYFF57), King of Sanwi continues Akosua Adoma Owusu’s exploration of Michael Jackson as a global pop icon. Here, Michael’s long affinity with the African continent—from the Jackson 5’s arrival in Senegal in 1974 to Michael’s coronation as an Ivorian king in 1992—is captured in vibrant, fuzzy archival video, made visceral by Owusu’s funky audiovisual collage and richly material direct animation effects.


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