In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When his village falls prey to one of Adanggaman’s attacks, Ossei manages to escape, but his family is murdered except for his captured mother. Chasing after the soldiers in an effort to free her, Ossei is befriended by a fierce warrior named Naka.
Content Warning: violence, brutality, racial slur, sensitive subject, PG 18+
LOCATION: Georgetown University Qatar
The film was screened on March 8 and was followed by a community discussion facilitated by Professor James Hodapp
James Hodapp is an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University in Qatar in the Liberal Arts Program where his primary focus is African and postcolonial literature and visual cultures. His work on literature, cinema, comic arts, television, and podcasts from Africa have appeared in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, African Literature Today, ARIEL, Research in African Literatures, and English in Africa, among others. He is also the editor of the collections Afropolitan Literature as World Literature and Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature from Bloomsbury academic publishing.