Episode 177

When Women Speak with Aseye Tamakloe Part 1


June 6th, 2023

46 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week on the podcast we have another two-part conversation, with one of Ghana’s foremost creative culture practitioners. Aseye Tamakloe is a filmmaker and lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and a PhD candidate at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana Legon - both in Accra. She has worked as editor, director and producer on a number of local and international productions. As a freelance editor, her works include, award-winning films such as Perfect Picture, by Shirley Frimpong–Manso, Chronicles of Odumkrom:The Headmaster, by Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye, Who is Afraid of Ngugi by Malian filmmaker, Manthia Diawara, and Freetown by US filmmaker, Garret Barty. She is a co-programmer for the Film Africa Festival, London’s biggest celebration of African and African diaspora cinema presented by the Royal African Society. She was also the Festival Manager and Director of the European Film Festival, Ghana. (EUFFGH). She is the founder and festival director of Ndiva Women’s Film Festival which aims to create artistic platforms for the presentation and preservation of work by, for and about women. And, most recently she is director and editor of the documentary film When Women Speak.

Keep reading for a wealth of further insights into topics discussed during our conversation. I learned so much about African cinema history and present, and I have a feeling from this session with this Glocal Citizen, you will too!

Where to find Aseye?
When Women Speak Film
On [LinkedIn](linkedin.com/in/aseye-tamakloe-28729a2a)
On Instagram
On Facebook
On Twitter
On YouTube

Who is Aseye reading?
Paulo Coelho
Ama Ata Aidoo
[Kofi Awoonor]((https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofi_Awoonor "smartCard-inline")
Leila Aboulela
Okyeame Literary Magazine
Toni Morrison
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Who is Aseye listening to?
Amakye Dede
Opera Greats

Other topics of interest:
Film, Form and Culture by Robert Kolker
Alice Guy-Blaché
D.W. Griffith
Mr. Mensah Builds a House
The Boy Kumasenu
GFIC - Ghana Film Industry Corporation
1966 Coup d’Etat in Ghana
Hamile: The Tongo Hamlet
I Told You So
Five Fingers for Marseilles
Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts
Black Star International Film Festival
NCWD in action
Gen Z (Zoomers) vs Millennials
Abantu Ghana
About Desiderata Poem