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Film still from Eric Gyamfi’s film “CERTAIN WINDS FROM THE SOUTH”. A person gazes gently at the camera whilst another stares out of the frame, a clothes line behind them.
© Nipah Dennis
  • Director

    Eric Gyamfi

  • Ghana / 2023
    43 min. / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language

    Dagbani, Twi, Arabic, English

One fateful evening, M’ma Asana receives a visit from her son-in-law, Issah. He has come to inform her of his decision to embark on a journey to the south of Ghana in search of greener pastures. Through conversations between the two characters, and reflections of a few others, we uncover a vicious cycle of inequality that seeks to threaten their already precarious future.
The film is an adaptation of a short story of the same title by Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo. This story is part of her larger collection of short stories entitled “No Sweetness Here.” The collection takes a critical look at post-independence Ghanaian society.

Eric Gyamfi is a photographer living and working in Ghana. He holds a B.A. in Information Studies with Economics from the University of Ghana. He is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Gyamfi was also a fellow at the Photographers’ Master Class (Khartoum, 2016; Nairobi, 2017; Johannesburg, 2018). He was a participant in the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and World Press Photo West African Master Class (2017), both held in Accra.

Production Eric Gyamfi. Production company ericgyamfiphotos (Accra, Ghana). Director Eric Gyamfi. Screenplay Eric Gyamfi, Moshood Hamza Balogun, Pure Akan. Cinematography Odartey Mango. Editing Junaid Timtooni Yakubu. Sound design Omonohimmin Omonblanks Okhiogbe, Eric Gyamfi, Erasmus Basakra, Michael Boye Agoe, The Stub. Sound Michael Boye Agoe, Erasmus Basakra. Production design Courage Dzidula Kpodo, Edward Kpodo. Costumes Asiakwen Abag-Dem. Make-up Asiakwen Abag-Dem. Casting Eric Gyamfi, Obl Studios, Moshood Hamza Balogun. Executive producer Eric Gyamfi. Assistant producers Hamza Moshood Balogun, Courage Dzidula Kpodo. With Ayi Amadu (Mma Asana), Nenesenor Abloso (Issah), Nasiba Mbabe Bawa (Hawa), Pure Akan (Narrator), Dj Yamz (Voice of Fuseini), Asiakwen Abag-Dem, Dennis Nipah.

Films: 2021: Rumor Matters (video installation, 44 min.). 2023: CERTAIN WINDS FROM THE SOUTH.

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