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David Boanuh

Film-maker

1997

Ghana

David Boanuh is a Ghanaian filmmaker.

His journey into filmmaking was birthed from an interest in travel and lifestyle filmmaking but gradually grew into documentaries and narrative films. He has worked on collaborative projects with brands including Apple, Unilever x Chelsea FC, Tony’s Chocolonely and more. His favorite directors include Stephen Spielberg, Sam Kolder and Jacob Owens. He strongly believes that the mitigation of African Single Story is largely dependent on an industry that’s still budding; the African film industry.

With this in mind, he co-founded a production company, Beautiful Stories, with the aim of representing Africa in the right light, which the media fails at. To show the world that Africa has beautiful culture that stands the test of time and Africans are a people of strength, pride, resilience and of a strong bond that cannot be broken regardless of its history.

Projects:
To Be Ghanaian in London 
This project explores the Ghanaian identity from a Diasporan perspective and what it means to have a life in two worlds. To be Ghanaian means a lot of things and not just living in Ghana.

Where The Sun Never Sets On Happiness 
In 2016 the Northern part of Ghana was reported to have the poorest districts in all of Ghana. But with this video he challenges this perception. He believes that the people of the Northern Region are rich in culture, they understand family and unity and above all know what it truly means to fuse happiness and work. Northern Region is rich in everything but money and when you have that, nothing else matters; not even money.