Keteke bagged 2nd prize for best Screenplay at FESPACO awards 2019

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Keteke won 2nd prize at the 26th edition of Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso.

Keteke is a Ghanaian drama movie released in 2017. Its title means “train” in the Akan language. written and directed by award winning Ghanaian Filmmaker “Peter Sedufia”.

The movie was nominated at the just ended Fespaco Film festival which is Africa’s biggest film festival. The award film festival turned 50 on the 27th February 2019.

In 1989, ace Ghanaian filmmaker Kwaw Ansah won the grand prize with his film “Heritage Africa”.

This time Peter Sedufia’s film Keteke was nominated in the category of  “Fiction Long Feature” category among 20 films nominated from 16 African countries. The film emerged as the second best screenplay at the award festival among Countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Tanzania, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mozambique, Morocco, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria in the competition.

The Movie Keteke starring Adjetey Anang, Lydia Forson, Fred Nii Amugi,Joseph Otsiman, Clemento Suarez and other top actors.

SYNOPSIS

“KETEKE” tells a story focused on the 1980s rail service system in Ghana. A couple, BOI (AdjeteyAnang) and ATSWEI (Lydia Forson), living in Puna, is bent on delivering their first baby in their home town Akete. Very close to the childbirth, the couple heads to Akete. Unfortunately, they miss the train, and the train service is the only means of transport from the outskirts to the town. In their haste to get there, they compound their situation with a wrong decision and they find themselves in the middle of nowhere. Now, will the couple make it on time for the delivery, or, risk losing the baby and mother?

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Peter Sedufia is a product of the National Film and Television Institute, Ghana with BFA degree in film directing. He has directed several short films with varied awards, including FESPACO to his credit. He directed “Master and 3 Maids” comedy series and “Keteke” 2017 also being his debut feature length film, which won awards in Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2017, Luxor African Film Festival 2018 among others. “Sidechic Gang” 2018, is his second feature length film. He is the CEO of OldFilm Productions and the founder of The Director’s Call workshops.

Congratulations to Peter Sedufia and the entire Keteke movie team for another award bagged. Keep making Ghana proud.

Writer : Ali ice (xplusxgh.com)