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Tejiri, a displaced young man mysteriously ends up in a brutal prison but is thought to be missing on the outside. He must define his place in this vicious new world if he is to survive or be found, as lead Detective Prempeh and his partner Baako race against time to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance.

  • Joshua Tsotso
  • Deladem Duvi
  • Joshua Tsotso
  • Daphne Atsutse
  • Amarachi Nwaozuzu
  • Christine Boateng
  • Abisola Aboaba
  • Kofi Adu-Gyamfi
    Key Cast
  • Brian Angels
    Key Cast
    "Detective Prempeh"
  • Edmund Asamoah
    Executive producer
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    1 hour 50 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Showmax
    Country: Ghana
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Joshua Tsotso, Deladem Duvi

A young, enthusiastic visual storyteller, who strongly believes in the power of narratives in shaping our reality. Inspired and driven by the untapped potential of entertainment, through thought-provoking cinema as a revolutionary driver for positive psychological and socio-economical change in Africa.

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Director Statement

“Tejiri” is a compelling film that delves into the intricacies of power, corruption, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Set against the backdrop of an average African society, The story revolves around Tejiri, a young man whose life takes an unexpected turn when he is randomly thrown into prison for a crime he knows nothing about. As he struggles to comprehend the injustice he has been subjected to, the outside world begins to unravel the mystery of his disappearance.

At its core, the film aims to explore the duality of society – both as a collective organism driven by political interests and as an entity that can profoundly impact individual lives. It takes the audience on a rollercoaster journey, witnessing the contrasting perspectives of an average African society grappling with greed and the constant manipulation of its politicians, while simultaneously examining the profound, life-altering effects such machinations can have on one person.

Tejiri's displacement is an allegory for the countless individuals who find themselves unjustly caught in the machinations of power-hungry figures. His experience echoes the struggles of those marginalized and wronged by a system that often seems impervious to their pleas for justice. One meant to serve and protect them. Through his eyes, we hope to shine a light on the urgent need for social reform and an end to the exploitation of power.

we also took creative liberty to reflect a fictional aspect of collective desire for our society: being a forward-thinking, imaginative, and value-upholding one, through the character of Detective Prempeh, who leads the investigation to finding him.

Ultimately, “Tejiri” is a story of hope, resilience, and being alive whilst alive. Tejiri's struggle embodies the indomitable spirit of the human soul, reminding us that even in times when our life/experiences may seem meaningless and defeating, It is also our responsibility to give it meaning; to find the lessons, learn and grow from and through it. As this, from our perspective, is what it means to be alive.

As the directors, our vision is to create an entertaining yet captivating, emotionally resonant film that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. We aim to craft a compelling narrative that stays with the audience long after the credits roll, leaving them with a renewed sense of empathy and an unwavering desire to fight against the shadows that threaten to engulf us all. “Tejiri is an exploration of the human condition, a call for societal introspection, and a celebration of the unyielding human spirit in finding the light.