Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra

37 minutes / Colour / 2016
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