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KING AMPAW is a Germany trained Ghanaian filmmaker whose work has gained international recognition. Kukurantumi, The Road to Accra, winner Film Critics Award, FESPACO 1985, is one of two feature films - with No Time...

KING AMPAW is a Germany trained Ghanaian filmmaker whose work has gained international recognition. Kukurantumi, The Road to Accra, winner Film Critics Award, FESPACO 1985, is one of two feature films - with No Time to Die - in this double set DVD "A KING BEHIND THE CAMERA" that offers a good-humored depiction of life in modern Ghana.

Kukurantumi, The Road to Accra

Director: King Ampaw
From: Ghana 
Year: 1983 Minutes: 95 
Country: Ghana 
Language: English
Main Cast:
 Evans Oma, David Dontoh

In this revealing African comedy-drama that contrasts the hectic life in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with the relative peace of Kukurantumi, a rural town in Eastern Ghana, a truck driver makes runs between the two locations with few problems until his truck breaks down. He gets involved in a shady business and at the same time promises his daughter in marriage to a rich merchant. His daughter runs off to Accra with her boyfriend -- but then nothing turns out quite like she had planned. Music by Fela Kuti.

No Time to Die

Director: King Ampaw
From:Ghana/West Germany
Year:2006 Minutes: 95 
Language: English
Genre: Drama

Main Cast:  David Dontoh, Agatha Ofori

Official selection, African Diaspora Film Festival 2007

No Time to Die is director King Ampaw’s contribution to passing onto the next generation the tradition of celebrating the life and transition of loved ones.

 

A hearse driver meets and falls in love with a young, beautiful dancer who is planning an elaborate homegoing celebration for her mother. This love and comedy feature length film follows the hearse driver as he does everything to win her affection despite her father's disapproval.