By Peterking Quaye – One of Africa’s young screen goddess and Ghanaian, Ama K Abebrese, has proudly snatched another award. She entered the movie industry like a volcanic eruption and has continued to handle standard scripts to defend the reason why she must uphold her acting career apart from her trained media profession.
Our theme “Finding Common Ground” is meant to connect us as Africans across the continent, in the Caribbean, the Pacific, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Africans in and out of the continent are constantly looking for that common ground that binds us together as a people and has been indefinable for centuries now.
African cinema plays that role of bringing us all together as a people through the portrayal of our similar history, heritage, varying degrees of our skin colour, the African spirit and experience. To help us realize that actually we are very much the same people, that there is more that binds us together than we realize, that we have a lot of ground common to share and start a dialogue between French and English speaking Africans, Spanish, Portuguese and English speaking Africans. And African Cinema is the tool to assist us finds that common ground as it has the ability to bring the world to our audience. She has already pocketed ‘Best Actress in a Lead Role’ 2011, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)’Best Media Personality’ 2010, and Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA).
She posted on her official facebook page to say “Thanks everyone for all the congratulatory messages for my Best Actress win at the 2011 Zimbabwe International Film Festival, I want to thank the writer, director and producer of Sinking Sands Movie Leila Jewel Djansi for trusting me and giving me the role.
Also I want thank the entire cast, crew and Sinking Sands; it was a lot of team work and effort. The irony is that we keep rising instead of sinking… thanks to God. Watch this space y’all, I am getting closer to that Oscar!!!!”