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King of Sanwi
King of Sanwi
film & video

A spiritual sequel to Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us, King of Sanwi (2020) continues Akosua Adoma Owusu’s exploration of Michael Jackson as a global pop icon. Vibrant archival footage is reworked from an unfinished film by Senegalese director Mamadou Johnny Sekka, which forms a visceral re-examination of Michael Jackson's long affinity with the African continent in a funky audiovisual collage. -- NYFF