Nana Oforiatta-Ayim

Accra, Ghana
18 months

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is creating a series of films exploring both the culture and history—as well as the ongoing, and often unspoken, problems—of each region in Ghana. Alongside international distribution through digital platforms, each film will be screened in the region it examines. One of the goals of the project is to build long-term and beneficial partnerships with local foundations.

Oforiatta Ayim is a writer, filmmaker, and art historian based in Accra, Ghana. Throughout her career, she has been fascinated by the intersection of culture and social relations, and has tried to find ways to explain these complexities to a larger audience. She is the founder and director of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge, through which she has pioneered a pan-African cultural encyclopedia, as well as a “mobile museums” project. She has made several films, including Jubilee, an exploration of how the discovery of new sources of oil in Ghana in 2007 influenced nearby communities around the fields. She is also a writer; her first novel will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019.