directed by Kelly Daniela Norris, TW Pittman
A young man at the crossroads between tradition and ambition.
After his father’s sudden death, Iddrisu, a talented medical student, returns to his home village of northern Ghana. Faced with a debt that could destroy his family, Iddrisu has no choice but to turn their farm and fortunes around. Over the course of a growing season, Iddrisu confronts both the tragedy and beauty of village life, and must finally choose between two very different futures.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2016 - GHANA, USA - 90min
ORIGINAL TITLE NAKOM
CAST Jacob Ayanaba, Grace Ayariga, Justina Kulidu, James Azudago
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Kusaal, English
PRODUCED BY Rasquaché Film
IN COPRODUCTION Isaac's Films
Kelly Daniela Norris
Kelly Daniela Norris’ debut feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL, won the Audience Award at its premiere at the 2013 Austin Film Festival, screened at numerous domestic and international festivals. Ms. Norris cofounded Rasquaché Films in 2008, also directing the award-winning short film SINNERMAN (2009). Her second feature NAKOM has garnered support from Ghana’s Ministry of Creative Arts, the Austin Film Society, and the Global Film Inititative.
TW (Trav) Pittman is a writer and producer with Rasquaché Films, which she cofounded with Kelly Daniela Norris. The company’s Cuba-set feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL, is among the first ever Cuban-American coproductions in 50 years of US embargo.
Ms. Pittman co-directed NAKOM on-location in Ghana – largely in the rural village where she’d previously served with the US Peace Corps from 2006-2008 – and co-wrote the script with Ghanaian filmmaker and scholar Isaac Adakudugu.
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESIVAL 2016 - Audience Choice Award
BERLINALE 2016 - Official Selection, Panorama
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - Official Selection
NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2016
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - Official Selection