Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, saw the executive preview of the hoped-for epic movie titled “Kukesi” at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.
This was a prelude to the official premiering at the Global Cinemas in Weija, Accra on Saturday, November 3, 2018. “Kukesi” seeks to showcase various African cultural expressions, as we seek identification with our unique culture tradition and values.
Speaking at the press launch, Mr. Lucky Evergreen Erhaze, Director and Producer of “Kukesi” highlighted the rationale behind the movie, which seeks to articulate incest – an abominable act which has been swept under the carpets.
“The movie brings to bare, the urgent need to embrace our morals and tradition as a means of strengthening the country’s moral fabric as well as portraying a more positive image globally. In this regards, “Kukesi” is poised to cross the shores of Ghana with the quest to portray Africa’s heritage to the world,” he stated.
Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashi, former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said the film industry was significant in showcasing our value and beliefs, adding that, “this movie would go a long way to demonstrate our values which makes us unique”.
Director of Creative Arts, responsible for programmes and projects at National Commission on Culture (NCC). Mr. Socrates Sarfo, who chaired the preview of the movie, urged all present, especially the press, to support the art industry by highlighting on the positive ends of the industry and challenged that such support, should be extended to promoting the movie “Kukesi”
The storyline of the movie depicts a demigod whose prowess is known throughout the land and the only mortal who has a table before the mortals.
Faced with his quest to seek pardon for the abominable act perpetrated by his people, “Kukesi” remains defiant in protecting his people, which generates a tussle with “Okunu”, a powerful river goddess as they battle each other on the corridors of power.
Kukesi parades the finest actors in Ghana and the Africa diaspora, which include: Emmanuel France, Paul Wilson, Vigah Zukah, Stacy D’Mawuse and Abena Boakye with a host of new acts, which includes Ben Affat, Nana Yaa Agyare, Henry Agyei, Lydia Ayiku, Paul Wilson among many others.
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