Drama | Running Time: 16 minutes
2022 / Gan dialogue
Country: France and GhanaDirected by: Amartei Armar
The product of a Ghanaian father and an American mother, Amartei Armar is a writer/director who gravitates towards topics surrounding identity, immigration, and the human need to feel a sense of belonging having spent most of his life moving back and forth between the two countries and cultures. He is currently based in Accra, Ghana.
ProducerSébastien Hussenot, Yemoh Ike
CastKirtson-Acquah Elisha, Idrissu Tontie Jr, Victor Incoom, Gabriel Narh Addo
Set in a small Ghanaian town surrounded by a looming landfill site that is tipping garbage into the sea, this is a story of grief. Two boys, Sowah and Okai, struggle to accept the loss of their older brother during a fishing expedition. Okai, who is only eight years old, is convinced his brother’s spirit is still out there. Tsutsue, which means “olden times”, was the first sub-Saharan short selected to compete in Cannes. .