22 August 2012

Native Sun | Short Film by Blitz The Ambassador & Terence Nance

Directed by Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador, Native Sun* tells the story of a young boy who sets off on a quest to find his father soon after his mother's death. Shot in Ghana, the film follows the character as he journeys from his small village in Tamale to the big city of Accra. Native Sun is also the name of Blitz the Ambassador's album, which is the soundtrack to the film.
After seeing the 20-min short film, one important element that stands out to me is the realistic and relevant portrayal of Ghana in the story. We see a combination of scenes in a village, in the city, the slums and in a lavish house. Blitz the Ambassador also released a 4-min music video for Best I Can featuring Corneille, which doubles as a trailer for the short film. 

Watch Native Sun here:

*Sidenote: I love the typeface used for Native Sun. The clean letter design and the African fabric really add a dazzling, colourful, eye-catching design factor.

What are your thoughts on the film? What did you think about the alluding of the king to corrupt political leaders? How did you interpret the ending? Do share in the comments below.

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