First Ghanaian Film to be Selected into the Tribeca Film Festival Line Up
NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 — The Tribeca Film Festival recently announced the lineup for its 15th edition, which will take place on April 13 through the 24th. This year, a Ghanaian film is in the running. The feature, Children of the Mountain, is a story about a woman who gives birth to a deformed and sickly child, and how blame and criticism leads her to embark on a lonely journey to find cure for the child.
The film is written and directed by Ghanaian/American filmmaker Priscilla Anany. With it, Anany is not only breaking the mold by speaking up about society’s taboos and the complex challenges women face, but she’s also playing a part in changing a statistic that highlights the value of women in the industry – one third of this year’s features at the festival are directed by women.
“In many African cultures, women are often blamed for various things, some of which they have no control over. As a women’s empowerment advocate, I like to tell female stories that encourages, changes and challenges cultural norms. I like stories that exonerate women from blame. CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN is one of such stories that speaks for women,” explained Anany.
Produced by i60 productions and Promedia , the film shows the strengths of women and mothers in overcoming life’s challenges with determination and will.
The film will screen the following days:
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 6:30PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-1
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:15PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-7
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00PM – Bow Tie Cinemas 9
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:00PM – Bow Tie Cinemas 9
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About i60 productions
i60 Productions is a Ghana based film production company that specializes in feature and short narrative films, documentaries, commercials and corporate media production. Its head is Priscilla Anany, a New York/Ghana based filmmaker and producer.