Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl – dir. Claudia Owusu, Ife Oluwamuyide

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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

Language: English

Runtime: 17 minutes 57 seconds

Film Description:

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.

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