Bus Nut

Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Country: Ghana/USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 7 min.
Language: English

bus nut

Bus Nut rearticulates the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest against U.S. racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama, and its relationship to an educational video on school-bus safety. Actress MaameYaa Boafo restages a vintage video while reciting press-conference audio of Rosa Parks on a re-created set in New York City.

About the Director

Akosua Adoma Owusu

akousaadomaBiography: Akosua Adoma Owusu is a filmmaker with Ghanaian parentage whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. One of ArtForum‘s Top Ten Artists and one of The Huffington Post‘s 30 Contemporary Artists under 40, Owusu has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou and London Film Festival. She was a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. She holds M.F.A. degrees in Film/Video and Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts and received her BA degree in Media Studies and Art with distinction from the University of Virginia, where she studied under the mentorship of prolific avant-garde filmmaker, Kevin Jerome Everson.

(Source: http://akosuaadoma.com/artwork/2956984-Biography.html)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
My White Baby [Me Broni Ba] (2010);
Kwaku Ananse (2014);
Bus Nut (2015)
Reluctantly Queer (2016)

Filmography:
Ajube Kete (2005);
Tea 4 Two (2006);
Intermittent Delight (2007);
Revealing Roots (2008);
Boyant: A Michael Jordan in a Speedo is Far Beyond the Horizon (2008);
My White Baby [Me Broni Ba] (2009);
Drexciya (2010-1);
Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful (2012);
Kwaku Ananse (2013);
Bus Nut (2014)
Reluctantly Queer (2016)