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The Aesthetics of Triple Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the films of Akosua Adoma Owusu

Start Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:00PM

End Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:00PM


Lauren Cramer (Cinema Studies), Jordache Ellapen (WGS), Julie MacArthur (History), Akosua Adoma Owusu (filmmaker)

This screening and roundtable discussion focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to the aesthetics of “triple consciousness” in the work of acclaimed Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu. Owusu’s visual elaborations of triple consciousness reflects the collision of identities and worlds experienced by African immigrants in the United States. Her work explores themes of the asymmetrical geographies of feminism, queer desires, displacement, and historical archives. The event will feature three short films introduced by Owusu and followed by reflections from Lauren Cramer (Cinema Studies), Jordache Ellapen (WGS), and Julie MacArthur (History).


  • History
  • Cinema Studies
  • African Studies

Contact Information

Julia MacArthur


Munk Centre, 108N, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7 view full map


Seminars, Screenings


Community, Faculty, Graduate Students

A still from Split Ends by Akosua Adoma Owusu