The Flute Magician

The flute Magician is a 25-minute documentary based on Flutist and Composer; Dela Botri.
The documentary centers on the career of atenteben (flute) dynamo Dela Botri who has mesmerized musicologists, musicians, critics and music lovers with his dexterity on the flute. Academics, musicians, journalists and family members share their views on the life and works of Botri, who is the leader and founder of a neo traditional group known as Hewale Sounds.

  • Nunana Give-Us Abotsi
    Director
  • Nunana Give-Us Abotsi
    Writer
  • Dela Botri
    Writer
  • Nunana Give-Us Abotsi
    Producer
  • Festus Boahen Aboagye
    Producer
  • Dela Botri
    Key Cast
  • Professor John Collins
    Key Cast
  • Emeritus Professor J. H. Nketia
    Key Cast
  • John Owoo
    Key Cast
  • Judith Opoku Boateng
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ghana
  • Country of Filming:
    Ghana
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 50mm, 21mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • African Perspectives
    Accra
    Ghana
    April 2, 2020
    Geothe Institut African Perspectives
Director Biography - Nunana Give-Us Abotsi

Nunana Abotsi is a filmmaker based in North Kaneshie, Accra. He runs an audio-visual studio and freelances as an audio recorder/editor on local film productions in Accra. He has worked with Creative Storm Networks on social development documentaries for the Ministry of Health, USAID and the United Nations Development Programme travelling across Ghana. This set the pace for writing and directing his first documentary, The Flute Magician.
Nunana is focused on developing documentaries on the history of music and arts in Ghana and Africa. He is currently recording a folk album with Xylophonist and Kalimba Artist, Konu while laying groundworks for his next film project ; Hip-Life (A decade of captivating Ghanaian music).
He graduated in Music and Philosophy from the University of Cape Coast in 2014. He is a Beat Producer and Songwriter with two studio albums (Nornorme and Under Water) to his credit. He enjoyed his theater classes in High School and has been hooked ever since. His dream is to be instrumental in transforming the growing film industry in Ghana and is currently developing his work as a director.

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