This film was commissioned by the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge and premiered at the Museum Ostwall Im Dortmunder U on December 10 and will be screened until March 6. This same museum houses works by the famous Pablo Picasso and the famous Ghanaian artist El Anatsui.
This film shows us as part of an exhibition by Ghanaian author and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim envisaged when she organized “EFIE: The Museum as Home” at the Dortmunder U. cultural center. Kuukua met the German culture manager and the arts in the Dortmund region during the private screening of the film. She expressed her heartwarming satisfaction to the official and was excited about this opportunity offered to her by curator Nana Oforiatta Ayim.
Kuukua Eshun is one of the rapidly growing young film directors based in Ghana. Having worked with artists and platforms like; Michaela Coel, Wizkid and Vic Mensa, Huawei, Facebook, Variety Magazine, Lifetime TV, The Economist, etc. Kuukua Eshun has built a legacy by telling stories that express strength and dominance by accessing spaces of dichotomous human feelings, sensitivity and experiences within her. job.
Many women who experience sexual violence find it difficult to report or report their incidents; the exact numbers of rapes are difficult to report. While many countries have laws against sexual assault and violence, many are insufficient, inconsistent and not consistently enforced.
They must tell stories of violence against women as a form of awareness raising to end rape, sexual abuse and assault. This project closely affects Kuukua and the women who were part of the film. They share experiences of direct sexual assault on different occasions at different times in their lives.
Ultimately, Kuukua hopes to build organizations and collectives that will systematically create a safe space for survivors of sexual violence to be held several times a month. She believes this will encourage more people to share their stories and experiences without fear or doubt of being judged due to the stigma against survivors.