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17:45, Friday 29th June, Thaw

Director: Nana O Aylim (Ghana)

Year: 2006

Run time: 6'

Location/Ethnic group: Kyebe, Cape Coast, Ghana/ Twi

Language: In Drum Language and Twi with English subtitles

Production/Distribution: ANO

Cross Over

In Ghana, drum poetry is known as Ayan, in which the drum speaks and is understood as a language all of its own. Using Ayan, this film poem, looks at the total solar eclipse that passed over Ghana in March 2006 as a metaphor for the crossing over of worlds: of the language of film and the language of Ayan, of stillness and movement, of old and new, of the moon and the sun.