Former Peace Corps Volunteer Teams Up With Village in Ghana to Produce Feature Film

Bay Area Filmmaker Trav Pittman, recently completed the production of a narrative film in Ghana called, Nakom.  The film is a co-production, Ghana and US; Pittman co-wrote the script, with Isaac Awinimi, a talented writer and resident of the remote village of Nakom. Pittman lived and worked in this same village for two years in Ghana and served from 2006-2008.

Trav PittmanIsaac Awinimi

Nakom Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer/Director Trav Pittman    Co-Writer/Isaac Awinimi                    Featured Film, Nakom

Despite the film’s typical low-budget production, Nakom captures intricate sensibility and at the same time brings to life the crisis of a new generation, caught between tradition and modernity. The film illustrates the story of a talented medical student forced to return to his home village in Ghana to face the realities of a struggling farm, his family’s survival, and the choice between two very different futures after the untimely death of his father. It’s an intimate and realistic portrait of a family in northeastern Ghana with broad societal implications…revealing universal struggles and a complicated linear notion of development. Pittman refers to his extraordinary team as being in a unique position to speak to the issues of “globalization-of the urgent”, choices the whole world is making in reconciling different ways of living, while retaining and recognizing the good of the past and embracing the possibilities of the future.

Pittman’s team had recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the vital funds for post-production.

Click on this link for more information on the film:  www.kickstarter.com/projects/rasquache/nakom

 

 

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