Between Three Worlds: Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu

Between Three Worlds: Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu

 “Owusu seamlessly transitions between experimental cinema, fine art and African tradition in order to create avant-garde films that question the nature of identity.” —IndieWire 

Ghanaian-American Akosua Adoma Owusu is one of the most distinctive independent filmmakers to have emerged during the past decade. Her work explores collisions and contradictions that result from embodying multiple consciousnesses. For Owusu, feminism, queerness and African identities intersect with African, white American, and black American cultures. Her style ranges broadly, from reenactments of folk tales, media critiques, celebrations of black aesthetics and intimate portraits. Owusu’s work is imbued with a rich sense of form that brings each subject to vivid life. The program includes several recent films and a selection of earlier work. Owusu has exhibited worldwide including at the Berlinale, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Directors/New Films (New York), Centre Pompidou and the London Film Festival. 

In person: Akosua Adoma Owusu


Also of interest: Akosua Adoma Owusu's solo exhibition Welcome to the Jungle opens May 9 at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.


Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.


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MON 5/6
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff