Kuukua Eshun, a filmmaker from Ghana is set to debut her new film Born, of the Earth at the Dak’Art African Contemporary Art Biennale held in Dakar – Senegal.
Kuukua has worked with artists and platforms like Michaela Coel, Vic Mensa, Huawei, Facebook, Variety Magazine, Lifetime TV, The Economist and more recently, Wizkid to create a short film for his ‘Made In Lagos’ album.
A few months ago, her film “Unveiling”, commissioned by the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge was first shown at the Museum Ostwall Im Dortmunder U on December 10th 2021 through to March 6th 2022 as part of an exhibition that featured the works of Pablo Picasso and celebrated Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. The film, a documentary on rape and its effects on victims, was nominated at the 2021 Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Documentary category.
Even more remarkably, she landed 14 award nominations and festival screenings with her first short film Artist, Act of Love.
The Dak’Art African Contemporary Art Biennale held in Dakar – Senegal is a celebration of the best of contemporary African art forms and is frequented by people from diverse backgrounds. One of the most impactful of its kind, the festival opens up participants to new fans every year and hopefully, this will be the beginning to more success for Kuukua.