Encounters 2021: King Bansah And His Daughter

Mon. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:30pm SAST
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Price: R70.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters Documentary Film Festival. Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns this year with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope from 11-20 June. Tickets are R70. For more information on the festival as a whole, please visit encounters.co.za


Directed by: Agnes Lisa Wegner. (Germany | Ghana | Togo). Dur: 1h 26 mins.

Céphas Bansah is from Ghana and is king of the Ewe people, who number about 200,000, although he lives in the German city of Ludwigshafen where he runs an auto repair shop. His daughter Katharina, whose mother is German, is an artist, feminist, and free spirit – and the ostensible heir to the Ewe throne. As the social climate in Germany changes, they both experience racism and hostility. To renew her spirit, Katharina accompanies her father to Ghana for the first time in many years, as he checks up on his aid projects and makes himself available to people on site, rather than via a phone call. Katharina needs to work out what role her Ghanaian heritage is going to play in her life – and whether or not she really wants to succeed to the throne someday. King Bansah and His Daughter explores and challenges roles, expectations, and boundaries, while acknowledging the universal desire for belonging and a sense of home.


The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening/event. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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