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On Monday of Last Week
Super-8 & HD video
14 mins
2017

a SAG short film agreement

SYNOPSIS

A story by acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie provides the basis for this exploration of race, liberalism, and sexuality centered on an encounter between a Nigerian woman and the African American artist who employs her as a nanny.

STATEMENT

I was compelled to create a new work by adapting literature from contemporary African writers. The themes of race, liberalism, and sexuality in Adichie’s short story "On Monday of Last Week" resonated with my films on the ‘triple consciousness’ of the African immigrant as I transition between avant-garde cinema, fine art, and African tradition to complicate the nature of identity. - Akosua Adoma Owusu

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Nominated - Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2017

GRANTS & SUPPORT

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Creative Capital Foundation
Represented by Farber Law LLC

CAST

Kamara.....Chinasa Ogbuagu
Neil...........Peter Rini
Tracy.........Karyn Parsons
Maren.......Jill Shackner
Josh..........Farouk James Premeph

CREW

Produced by Obibini Pictures, LLC
Based on the story "On Monday of Last Week" by Chimamanda Adichie
Written, Directed, & Produced by: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Associate Producer: Daniel Haley, Esq.
Line Producer: Mariona Lloreta
Cinematography by: P. Sam Kessie
Additional Photography by: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Hair Stylist: Jennah Bell
Makeup Artist: Michela Wariebi
Artist: Ify Chiejina
Costume and Wardrobe by Osei Duro, Erin McDermott Jewelry, & William Okpo
Sound Mixer : Hyo Jin An
Gaffer: Jesus Sanchez
Edited by: Romulo Alejandro
Sound Design & Mix: Nathan Ruyle
Composed by: M.anifest & Drvmroll
Soundtrack: Les Nubians