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Paa Joe & The Lion

Paa Joe & The Lion

classified 18 (CTBA)

Afrika Eye Festival 2017


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2017

Benjamin Wigley
Joseph Ashong, Jacob Tetteh-Ashong
85 mins, 2016, UK

Ghana 2011. Inside a dusty roadside shack sleeps Paa Joe - the world renowned Grandfather of the fantasy coffin trade. He dreams of his bygone days – bringing money home in briefcases and work being shipped to galleries the world over. Now, he sleeps as the cars hurtle passed. There are no customers, no tourists – there are no coffins to make. His son, Jacob, dreams too: of returning his father to his glory days and rebuilding the family legacy together. Over the next four years they stand side-by-side, conquering love and death and embracing a life changing opportunity to travel to the UK to undertake an artist residency. It is the start of their future together – father and son, master and apprentice, Paa Joe & The Lion.

Screening with Send a Cow's latest short film, Alice and Agnes, which follows female farmers on a rural farm in Kenya. Send a Cow will be at Afrika Eye over the festival weekend, come and learn more about the work they do internationally.

Followed by a Q&A with Producer, Anna Griffin