Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Screenplay: Akosua Adoma Owusu, Adwoa Adu-Gyamfi
Editing: Romulo Alejandro
Cinematography: Akosua Adoma Owusu, Betzy Bromberg, Dustin Thompson
Sound Design & Mix: Nathan Ruyle
Sound Recorder: Caroline Key
Animation: Christian Robinson
Music: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Me Broni Ba is a lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana. The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practicing hair braiding on discarded white baby dolls from the West. The film uncovers the meaning behind the Akan term of endearment, me broni ba, which means “my white baby.”


Akosua Adoma Owusu