JUNGLE Premieres at Sundance Today
January 21, 2016 by Mike McNamara
On his first day in Park City, SCREEN's Mike McNamara bumped into a director about to make her debut at Sundance and happened to land her first interview at the snow-capped fest. US-based Ghanaian director and scriptwriter, Asantewaa Prempeh, has made it to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with her dramatic short JUNGLE, and she gives you a preview in today's FILMMAKER FOCUS. The film details the story of two Senegalese hawkers - Amadou and Yaya - trying to make a living on the streets of New York City. The two friends are engaged in the illegal business of selling purses on the streets of Chinatown, NYC but have to contend with problems of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness which are critical in running of an illegal business. Asantewaa and one of her producers, Jackie Christy, chat with Mac about JUNGLE out at Sundance... enjoy this week's FILMMAKER FOCUS!
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