Hawa Essuman

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Hawa Essuman is a filmmaker, writer, director and sometimes producer of films who originally directed theatre and television drama. She now has a track record of over a decade of successful filmmaking. She co-directed the documentary feature SILAS, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and directed the multi-award-winning film SOUL BOY which screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide.

Other completed works include a short film that contributed to the Tate Modern exhibition of Olafor Eliasson’s Little Sun Project. She’s also the co-founder of Manyatta Screenings – a bi-annual film program showcasing shorts from greater East Africa. She supports the next generation of African filmmakers by running master classes, workshops and panels on filmmaking across the continent.


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