Written and directed by: Christiane Badgley
Produced by: Christiane Badgley and Erica Marcus
Director of Photography (China): James M. Costello
Photography (Ghana): Mantse Aryeequaye
Edited by: Christiane Badgley
Original music by: Sewor Okudzeto
Performed by: Ackablay Anthony, Kyekyeku,
Long Jon Ntumy, Oko and Sewor Okudzeto
at: Sakora Records
Christiane Badgley is a director and editor of award-winning documentaries and multimedia work. Christiane began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was a frequent collaborator of acclaimed African American director, Marlon Riggs (she worked with him until his death in 1994, completing his last film, Black Is…Black Ain’t, posthumously).
Christiane first worked in Ghana more than 25 years ago and has continued working on projects in Africa and with prominent African directors since that time. In recent years Christiane has focused her attention on the extractive industries and controversial U.S. investments in West and Central Africa, writing and producing film and new media work for multiple broadcast and online outlets.
Erica Marcus was one of the first Americans to study and work in China after normalization of relations between the United States and China (1979). She began her film career in the early 1980s working in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she assisted the Cannes award-winning filmmaker Hu Jin Quan (胡金铨 or King Hu). Erica has since produced documentary films that have screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, Berlin and Locarno, and been broadcast on PBS and European TV networks.
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