BRIDE FROM AFRICA tells the story of a beautiful African Princess Araba (Abba Hammond) who falls in love with a white medical student, Jeremy (Cameron Gault).
Araba’s father a prominent African King Nana Wiabo (David Dontoh) is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of husband and vows to put an end to the relationship.
What the King doesn’t know is that, Araba and Jeremy are willing to sacrifice their lives for love despite the horrible amount of prejudice, preconception and manipulation, believing LOVE TRANSCENDS ALL BARRIERS. Will their love survive against the odds?
It’s a fact that racism exists in our world, but most people don’t want to talk about it. Many interracial couples think that, their love for each other will make racism irrelevant. However, racial discrimination can be a real problem when a partner’s family doesn’t accept their spouse.
Many mixed ethnicity couples try to ignore or brush off disparaging remarks and awkwardness. However, this may cause communication breakdown and problems in the future.
BRIDE FROM AFRICA is a quiet and tender movie that reminds us of the importance of holding on to what you care about, even when everyone else tells you it’s time to let go.
BRIDE FROM AFRICA takes a simple approach to telling a heart-breaking — and still relevant story, with performances breathing additional life into an impressive production.
In a film as subtle and low-key as Director Avenger Danquah, it’s not surprising that the first things you notice are the performances.
BRIDE FROM AFRICA is a modified low budget film and the 2nd feature film by AVENGER STUDIOS which was produced and directed by Avenger Danquah, as the studio’s first movie was ‘Wind From Africa’ in 2014.
BRIDE FROM AFRICA is indeed a touching and honest film that has few twists and turns. It is a rather straightforward drama, and therefore probably won’t be flashy enough for some viewers.
There aren’t many huge soaring moments but Princess Araba (Abba Hammond) and Jeremy (Cameron Gault) are just a simple interracial couple that wants to be left alone.
When “Bride From Africa” ends, one doesn’t feel like they spent time being manipulated as one appreciates a story well-told and having been allowed a brief, believable window into the lives of the cast.
The story is both heart-breaking and uplifting; the captivating production design and cinematography actually accentuates on such a worrisome era that interracial couples could find themselves in, and the performances can’t receive enough praise.
What’s most impressive is how director Avenger Danquah tells such a powerful story with whispers instead of roars; as the movie arrives at a time when we can all use encouraging tales about love overcoming hate.
The cast on the other hand is fantastic with Abba Hammond [Princess Araba], Cameron A. Gault [Jeremy], Randolf Doe [Otibo ], Michael Appiah-Kubi [Uncle Kweku], David Dontor [ Nana Wiabo Kantanka ], Janet Ackon [Queenmother] and Lucy Crentsil [Mama Ogechi] as they truly lose themselves in their roles. There is a hint of potential violence that pans out but the hilarious interplay among the cast, makes BRIDE FROM AFRICA nails just the right tone of humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw. Totally loved the movie as it was such a sweet story and the actors involved did such an awesome job!
Director Avenger Danquah, and cast came together to beautifully put forth an amazing take on a very deep story. Tackling such a customary issue on African culture and westernization is not always easy but Avenger Danquah does a wonderful job with this movie. A great movie for all audiences – I recommend everyone to watch it!
BRIDE FROM AFRICA RED CARPET 2019
Bride From Africa Trailer
Source: Edmund Agbeko