One fateful evening, M’ma Asana receives a visit from her son-in-law, Issah. He has come to inform her of his decision to embark on a journey to the south of Ghana in search of greener pastures. Through conversations between the two characters, and reflections of a few others, we uncover a vicious cycle of inequality that seeks to threaten their already precarious future.
The film is an adaptation of a short story of the same title by Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo. This story is part of her larger collection of short stories entitled “No Sweetness Here.” The collection takes a critical look at post-independence Ghanaian society.
by Eric Gyamfi
with Amadu Ayi, Nenesenor Abloso, Nasiba Mbabe Bawa, Pure Akan, Dj Yamz
Ghana 2023 Dagbani, Twi, Arabic, English 43' Colour European premiere


  • Amadu Ayi (M’ma Asana)
  • Nenesenor Abloso (Issah)
  • Nasiba Mbabe Bawa (Hawa)
  • Pure Akan (Narrator)
  • Dj Yamz (Voice of Fuseini)
  • Asiakwen Abag-Dem
  • Dennis Nipah


DirectorEric Gyamfi
ScreenplayEric Gyamfi, Moshood Hamza Balogun, Pure Akan
CinematographyOdartey Mango
EditingJunaid Timtooni Yakubu
Sound DesignOmonohimmin Omonblanks Okhiogbe, Eric Gyamfi, Erasmus Basakra, Michael Boye Agoe
The Stub
SoundMichael Boye Agoe, Erasmus Basakra
Production DesignCourage Dzidula Kpodo, Edward Kpodo
CostumesAsiakwen Abag-Dem
Make-UpAsiakwen Abag-Dem
CastingEric Gyamfi, Obl Studios, Moshood Hamza Balogun
ProducerEric Gyamfi
Executive ProducerEric Gyamfi
Associate ProducersHamza Moshood Balogun, Courage Dzidula Kpodo

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Accra, Ghana

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Eric Gyamfi

Eric Gyamfi is a photographer living and working in Ghana. He holds a BA in Information Studies with Economics from the University of Ghana. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Gyamfi was also a fellow at the Photographers’ Master Class (Khartoum, 2016; Nairobi, 2017; Johannesburg, 2018). He was a participant in the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and World Press Photo West African Master Class (2017), both held in Accra.


2021 Rumor Matters; video installation, 44 min. 2023 CERTAIN WINDS FROM THE SOUTH

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024


Programme 5

Sarcophagus of Drunken Loves | CERTAIN WINDS FROM THE SOUTH | O Seeker

Sun Feb 18 21:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

Subtitles: English

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Tue Feb 20 16:00

Arsenal 1

Subtitles: English

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Fri Feb 23 19:30

Arsenal 2

Subtitles: English

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