By Akosua Adoma OWUSU


Second film - Development 2018

As a young Albino girl tries to balance her life between her demanding mother and her rejecting environment, a mythical reality is presented to her, but the path it leads to might be darker than she thinks.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • GHANA
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Akosua Adoma OWUSU
    • Writer(s)
    • Akosua Adoma OWUSU
    • Producer(s)
    • Akosua Adoma OWUSU
    • Synopsis
    • Black Sunshine tells the story of hairdresser, ROSEMARY KONADU, and her 12-year-old albino daughter, COCO. Rosemary longs to escape her frustrating African reality. She feels ashamed of birthing an albino child, and ironically, of her own Blackness. An insecure and disenchanted single mother, Rosemary relies on skin lightening products and unavailable men to escape her own reality. In hopes of rescue, Rosemary pursues a tempestuous love affair with JEAN SAVANT, a European man, only to find in him a merciless reflection of her own miserable existence. Unloved and neglected by her mother, Coco struggles to find her place in the world. A lonely wanderer, she finds solace in a mysterious boy, FORTUNE. Through Fortune, Coco explores what it feels like to belong and is tempted to follow his call into the world beyond. Black Sunshine examines albino Africans as tropes for cross-cultural identity while creatively engaging in representations of beauty and unbalanced power relations in the intricacies of everyday life.
    • Partners & financing
    • Creative Capital 38,043.70 EUR
      ARTE France 6,000 EUR
      Tribeca All Access 10,000 USD
      IFP No Borders Co-Production Market
    • Production schedule
    • Pre-production: July / August 2017
      Production: September / October 2017
      Editing: November 2017 / January 2018
      Post-Production: February / April 2018
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2017