Magazine article Screen International

Djin Awarded the Director's Eye at the African Film Festival of Cordob

Magazine article Screen International

Djin Awarded the Director's Eye at the African Film Festival of Cordob

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Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman [pictured] receives [euro]25,000 for the film's development as a result of the award.

Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's project Djin (The Wind of Destiny) has been awarded The Director's Eye, a film fund provided by foundation Lettera 27 in collaboration with the ninth annual African Film Festival of Cordob.

Essuman receives a [euro]25,000 prize for the film's development as part of the award, as well as support from industry leaders throughout the course of the project.

The script chronicles the clash between a coastal village's traditional mythologies and modern times when a spirit selects people to fulfil their greatest dreams once every 30 years. It will be a Ghana-Kenya co-production.

A jury judged Djin the best of seven feature length narrative scripts focusing on Africa while participating in the fourth Forum for African Co-production. …

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