Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra

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2016 / 37 minutes

Directed by
Mara Lin Visser
Country of production
Netherlands

This is a film about African fashion in the capital of Ghana. African printed fabrics seem to making a comeback in the fashion system of Accra. While following Allan, a fashion designer and his wife Cynthia, this mosaic film shows the great diversity and hybridity of tailor-made fashion in the city, the variety of ways in which African clothing may be used and the cultural expression that is implicit in the wearing of African printed fabrics. The process of sewing a dress involves the marriage not only of fabric and design, and of tradition and creativity, but also of husband and wife.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
English
Location(s) depicted
Ghana
Region
West Africa
Country
Ghana
Keywords
Trade Material Culture Art / Artists / Artisans