Tejiri, an exceptional cinematic journey exploring themes of power, corruption, and the resilience of the human spirit, has been selected for the 28th edition of the Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR: Festival International du Cinema D'Auteur de Rabat), 2023 in Morocco.
Made through a Ghanaian-Nigerian collaboration, with all locations ?lmed in Ghana, Tejiri is about a displaced young man who ?nds himself in a vicious prison but is thought to be missing on the outside. Trapped in this brutal world ruled by cruelty and menacing inmates, he must ?ght to survive; As lead Detective Prempeh and his partner Baako race against time to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance.
Directed by Joshua Tsotso and Deladem Duvi, and produced by Christine Boateng and Abisola Aboaba (all graduates of the Multichoice Talent Factory, class of 2020); "Tejiri," has garnered attention for it’s “artistic merit and storytelling excellence” - Malak DAHMOUNI, Director - Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR).
This prestigious festival is one of Africa’s biggest ?lm festivals, renowned for its commitment to celebrating innovative and impactful works of cinema from around the world. It is dedicated to the Author cinema, a true cinema of art and thought in all its forms, to brave ?lms, demanding, intelligent, even radicals who destroy the clichés; ?lms that have an urgency and personal writing dedicated to humanity in all its forms. These adjectives best describe Tejiri; as it carries a voice so loud, that questions the greed and corruption of people meant to serve and protect, but have rather become a threat to sanity and survival.
"We are honored and excited to be a part of the Rabat International Author Film Festival," said Deladem Duvi. "This festival's reputation for promoting unique and compelling cinematic experiences aligns perfectly with our vision for 'Tejiri.' We hope that our ?lm will resonate with festival attendees and serve as a catalyst for meaningful discussions on the issues it addresses."
The 28th Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) begun on the 10th of November and will end on the 17th of November in Rabat, Morocco. "Tejiri" is part of the festival's African cinema section, scheduled to screen on Monday, 12th November, 2023, The ?lm features awesome performances by Ghanaian acting talents; Brian Angels, Ko? Adu Gyam?, Yvonne Maura Appiah, Bernard Kobina Acquah, Henry Agbai, Ziggy Netteyson, and many others.
The Rabat International Author Film Festival has long been a platform for both emerging and established ?lmmakers to showcase their work. "Tejiri" joins an esteemed lineup of ?lms that represent the very best in contemporary cinema.