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African Media Arts Series: Certain Winds from the South: Short Film and Q&A with Eric Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana)


February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

African Media Arts Series: Certain Winds from the South: Short Film and Q&A with Eric Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana)

Certain Winds from the South (dir. Eric Gyamfi, 2023, 40 mins) will be presented as part of the African Media Arts series convened by kwabena agyare (History), Francis Yeboah (Film and Media Studies), and Peter Bloom (Film and Media Studies). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Eric Gyamfi, who will join us from Accra. The film focuses on the decision of Issah to embark on a journey to the South of Ghana in search of a better life. Adapting Ama Ata Aidoo’s short story, director Eric Gyamfi uncovers a vicious cycle of inequality that threatens a precarious future as an exchange between Issah and his mother-in-law, M’ma Asana.

Eric Gyamfi
photo by Sihle Sogaula

Eric Gyamfi (b. 1990, Ghana) is a photographer living and working in Ghana. Eric has
 a B.A in Information studies with Economics from the University of Ghana (2010 to 2014). He is currently pursuing an MFA at the Department of painting and sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(2018 – ). Gyamfi is also a fellow at the Photographers’ Master Class (Khartoum, Sudan 2016 and Nairobi, Kenya 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa 2018). He was a participant of the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and World Press Photo West African Master Class (2017), both in Accra. Gyamfi’s works have featured in A Diagnosis of time; Unlearn What You Have Learned (2021), Ecologies and Politics of the Living (vienna Biennale 2021), The 11th and 12th Bamako encounters (2017/2019) and others.

Kwabena Agyare (Graduate Student, History), Peter J. Bloom (Professor, Film and Media), and Francis Yeboah (Graduate Student, Film and Media)

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 824 1693 7374
Passcode: 989756


African Media Arts series

Supported by the Department of Film and Media Studies and Department of History. The event series has been developed in affiliation with the IHC Ghana Studies RFG and the AGI Africa Initiative at UCSB.


February 26
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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