30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th - 15th July 2018

Paa Joe & The Lion

Thu 13 July / Town Hall Studio / 20:30 / Teens and up
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“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.”

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Irish Premiere

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

Year 2016
Country UK
Duration 72 minutes

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