Nakom

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Ghana | 2016 | 90 minutes | Kelly Daniela Norris, TW Pittman

Talented medical student Iddrisu returns to his native Ghanaian village after his father's death only to be dragged back into family obligations in an intimate yet universal story of the struggles between tradition and progress, family and career.

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When his father suddenly dies, Iddrisu, a promising medical student, leaves the university in the Ghanaian capital of Accra to travel home to the titular rural village, hoping to settle his father's estate. He arrives only to find that his father had considerable unsettled debt and an onion farm desperately in need of innovation. To turn the family's fortunes around, Iddrisu digs in and begins working the land, but also finds himself mired in the affairs of his relatives, whose wishes he must give audience. As the year at home passes, the story gently explores the customs and traditions of rural Ghana, placing Iddrisu in the ultimate tug-of-war between spending the rest of his life in the village and returning to the modern world of medical studies. Inspired by two years that co-director TW Pittman spent in Nakom as part of the Peace Corps and written in collaboration with Isaac Adakudugu, a local Ghanaian writer, Nakom tells a fresh and invigorating story of a young man at a societal crossroad.

Director Biography
Co-directors Kelly Daniela Norris and TW Pittman co-founded Rasquaché Films in 2008, dedicated to cinema as an inquiry into the human condition. Norris' debut feature, Sombras de Azul (2013), explored themes of grief and connection on a journey through Cuba.

Sponsored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Emirates

  • Director: Kelly Daniela Norris, TW Pittman
  • Principal Cast: Jacob Ayanaba, Grace Ayariga, Justina Kulidu, James Azudago, Felicia Atampuri
  • Country: Ghana, USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Isaac Adakudugu, Giovanni Ximénez
  • Screenplay: Isaac Adakudugu, TW Pittman
  • Cinematographers: Bob Geile
  • Editors: Tomas Vengris
  • Music: Daby Balde
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: NORRIS: Sombras de Azul (2013); PITTMAN: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Kusaal
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Wide Management