29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“Celebrating a master craftsman and fantasy coffin pioneer, Paa Joe & The Lion documents the fascinating Ga culture and examines life and death both in Ghana and around the world.”
A once-in-a-life-time opportunity for one of Ghana’s most celebrated fantasy coffin makers, transports us to the UK and back again, creating a phantasmagoria of emotions and themes as father and son, artist and apprentice, confront love, death and injury in a bid to rescue the Master’s legacy and rebuild their business before Paa Joe’s name disappears like his thousands of coffins that lie deep below the African soil.
Official Selection: South by Southwest, Sheffield Doc Fest
Director Benjamin Wigley
Producer Anna Griffin
Duration 72 minutes