Original Film Title: Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl
Director’s Name: Claudia Owusu, Ife Oluwamuyide
Writer’s Name: Claudia Owusu, Ife Oluwamuyide
Producer: Christine Boateng, Khalid Iddisah, Juli Sasaki, Claudia Owusu
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: Ghana, United States
Runtime: 17 minutes 57 seconds
Set in the sister cities of Accra, Ghana and Columbus, Ohio, “Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl” is a rhythmic love letter to Black girlhood across the African diaspora. Through the lens of the Ghanaian traditional jumping and clapping game, Ampe, the film takes us on a journey of sisterhood, loyalty, and nostalgia in a space created for us, by us.