Asantewaa Prempeh

Saturday Jun 11, 2016

Firefighter's Field
Roosevelt Island
405 Main St. New York, NY 10044
Take the F subway to Roosevelt Island (1 stop past 63rd & Lex). The Roosevelt Island Tram is also open and can be entered at 60th Street and 2nd avenue (comes every 15 minutes). When you exit the subway, walk through the outdoor plaza to get to the east side of the Island. The field is just across the street.

7:30PMDoors Open
8:00PMLive Music by Free Cake for Every Creature
8:30PMFilms Begin


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Forest City Ratner Companies

This event is free and open to the public

Jungle (Asantewaa Prempeh | USA | 13 min.)


The lines between trust, betrayal, and forgiveness are intertwined for two Senegalese vendors as they try to make a living on the streets of New York City.


Asantewaa Prempeh is a Ghanaian/American filmmaker. Her interest in film began while studying graphic design in college where she made her first short film, after learning of a classmates battle with AIDS. She is currently an MFA candidate at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she has made numerous shorts films including ‘ A Sweet Song’. Winner of the Insitut du Français sponsored Accra Francophone Film Festival, winner of the Wasserman award for best editing and official selection for the BFI London Film Festival Asantewaa hopes the emotive and observational style of her films will encourage positive action in others. She is currently developing her first feature film ‘Mortar’ in Ghana

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