May 11, 2019
Drawing from W.E.B. Du Bois’s concept of double consciousness (the split subjectivity of the oppressed African American subject), Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu creates works of cinema embodying a “triple consciousness”—the collision of identities of the African immigrant in the United States. Working in the traditions of Third Cinema, Owusu’s films swirl with a mixture of intersecting subjectivities and perspectives including feminism, queerness and the experience of African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American cultures.

Owusu appears in person with artist, writer, and curator Leila Weefur of local curatorial collective The Black Aesthetic to discuss recent works including On Monday of Last Week, Mahogany Too, and Reluctantly Queer.

This event is presented by SF Cinematheque on the occasion of Akosua Adoma Owusu's exhibition, Welcome to the Jungle on view through July 27, 2019.

Triple Consciousness: Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu

2 pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco

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Akosua Adoma Owusu, "Mahogany Too" [film still], 2018.
Akosua Adoma Owusu, "Mahogany Too" [film still], 2018.