Testament

Director: John Akomfrah
Countries: Ghana
Year: 1988
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: English

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A subtitle, ‘The War Zone of Memories,’ gives a better indication of this film’s fragmentary, poetic style, in which a plot about a television journalist’s quest for an interview is interspersed with recurrent images of conflict and renewed faith. As seen through the lens of Akomfrah, we witness cultural and spiritual exile, dispossession and recovering personal memory of Ghanaians’ political and personal lives, post independence.