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BY Francis Akhalbey, 11:00am May 31, 2019,

All you need to know about the KUUMBA African Film Weekend in Harlem – NY

Lucky, the movie

The KUUMBA African Film Weekend is a film screening event that will encompass four original African films from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The weekend film event will travel to five (5) cities during the summer of 2019 stopping at New York City NY, Newark NJ, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA and Denton Tx. During the screenings, KUUMBA will be tailoring a cultural experience and also hold discussions on creative storytelling and its importance to the Motherland.

Set to celebrate African stories, African storytellers and the community it represents, the African Film Weekend aims at bringing a cultural perspective to cinema and using that medium to echo diversity and inclusion of African stories.

On June 16, KUUMBA will bring the African Film Festival to Harlem, New York. Set to take place at the ImageNation Raw Space, the screening will feature two movies – Lucky and Bad Luck Joe.

All you need to know about the KUUMBA African Film Weekend in Harlem – NY

Directed by Fofo Gavua and shot in Ghana, Lucky follows Lucky Barima Mensah, a handsome university student who has landed the date of the century with the most popular girl on social media. Without a cedi to his name, Lucky and his friend, Wadaada, try to sell a MacBook laptop to gangsters and fraudsters, while avoiding a crazy taxi driver they ditched without paying. When Lucky thinks nothing else can go wrong, they do.

Also shot in Ghana and Directed by Ramesh Jai Gulabrai, Bad Luck Joe is the story of everyday people who get caught up in a power play between two widows, Madam Francesca and Aunty Beatrice who are fighting over their husband’s properties. A fight that takes the characters on an interesting ride as they try to find a missing body.

KUUMBA is a distribution company for African films and documentaries which focuses on distribution and events for the African cinema and current releases. With the belief that Africa is the next wave in cinema, KUUMBA is promoting African cinema as a global movement to educate and entertain the world.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: May 8, 2020


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