Private Project

In Our Hearts

IN OUR HEARTS is an experimental drama about a dying YOUNG WOMAN in her early 20s, who has to be given final rites by a PRIEST, an authoritative figure. In the process, the young woman enquires if accepting his rites would take her to her lost parents, to which the priest responded negatively due to their beliefs.

This makes the Young Woman reject the Priest’s final rite. This follows a journey (mostly in her hallucinations) between the Priest and Young Woman as she helps him understand her African belief system to which he was cynical about. His opinion about the barbarity and superstitious nature of her beliefs is countered by her explanations on how their belief system helps her people connect to nature through their belief in mother nature.

Eventually, they reach an impasse and she urges him to accept her way of life because it meant seeing her family in the afterlife. She wishes him well and passes on.

  • Kwame Addae
  • Kwame Addae
  • Mandy Mensa-TuTuani
  • Kwame Addae
  • Adwoa Anima Obuobi
    Key Cast
    "Young Woman"
  • Quincy Yartey Quaye
    Key Cast
  • Mandy Mensa-Tutuani
    Production / Costume Design
  • Jude Awity
    Sound Design
  • Daniel Dwomoh
    Visual Effects
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    21 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2023
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    1,500 USD
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Director Biography - Kwame Addae

Kwame Addae is a young Ghanaian filmmaker with a quest to change the narrative of the African continent. He is a product of the National Film and Television Institute. He has been practicing in Ghana for the past seven years and has worked on several productions, from commercials, music videos to narrative filmmaking. His directorial debut film is a short film titled “Mirrors” and his other project as a director is “In Our Hearts”. He has to his credit films such as "Chioma", "Save Them", and "Hear Me", in which he played the roles of editor and cinematographer.

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Director Statement

Film is a very powerful tool that has been used to positively and negatively impact the world at large. There are a lot of misconceptions and prejudices against the African continent from outsiders because we have been unable to document our stories and history,. It is about time that we take our future into our hands and begin to tell our own stories' from our own lenses. Hopefully, in the next decade we shall have a new wave of Ghanaian filmmakers impacting the industry and the world at large to drive the development of the country and continent.

This is why the story of 'In our hearts" was told. Our beliefs as a people have been distorted by people who have no insider's perspective. Thus, the goal is to give an outsider an insider's perspective and hope they understand.