Ananse Entertainment’s feature film “AZALI” is set to be officially released with a premiere in Tamale this weekend.
The drama piece mostly set in the Northern part of Ghana uses Dagbaani, Akan and Pidgin English as its primary dialogue.
It makes complete sense to have this film released in the North because the message the film carries seems to be more connected and relatable to the people in these areas.
In Azali, AMINA,14, a native of Northern Ghana, has her whole life ahead of her until her mother makes a decision that changes all that. Faced with a choice of perceived hopelessness, marrying Amina to a much older man or sending her off to work in Burkina Faso, she chooses the latter. Which unknown to her happens to be a child smuggling syndicate. Amina together with the other victims are rescued and sent to an orphanage for resettlement to their various homes, but by some cruel twist of fate, Amina follows some child veterans of the home to Accra in search of a better life. Faced with hopelessness ones again, will Amina find her way home?
The film which has been reportedly described by Hollywood filmmaker, Prof Eric Sample of Champlain College as “…Academy Award-winning international current film festival level material.” is set to be released at the Tamale Radach Hotel with showings at 7pm and 9pm. With ickets are selling for 30ghc.
The Accra screening date is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be held before the close of the Month. GhMoviefreak.com would do well to furnish you with any details on subsequent screenings #forthelovoffilm.