Me Broni Ba is a lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana. The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practicing hair braiding on discarded white baby dolls from the West. The film unfolds through a series of vignettes, set against a child's story of migrating from Ghana to the United States. The film uncovers the meaning behind the Akan term of endearment, me broni ba, which means "my white baby."
Distribution: The Cinema Guild
CAST & CREW
Produced by Obibini Pictures, LLC
Directed & Produced by: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Text/Story: Adwoa Adu-Gyamfi
Cinematography: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Editor: Romulo Alejandro & Akosua Adoma Owusu
Additional Photography: Dustin Thompson
Additional Photography: Betzy Bromberg
Production Sound: Caroline Jin Key
Sound Design & Mix: Nathan Ruyle
Location: Kumasi, Ghana
Ghana, USA 2009 | 22:00 min.