In this revealing African comedy-drama that contrasts the hectic life in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with the relative peace of Kukurantumi, a rural town, a truck driver makes runs between the two locations with few problems until he is forced to replace his truck. In order to raise the money to get a new vehicle, he sells some stolen watches and promises his daughter in marriage to a rich merchant. Rebelling against this fate, the daughter runs off to Accra with her boyfriend -- but then nothing turns out quite like she had planned, and the rich merchant looks better with each passing day.
"One of the most celebrated Ghanaian films to emerge before the country’s video industry, Kukurantumi is intelligent filmmaking, situating the troubles of one family within the wider context of political corruption, poverty and class struggle within Ghanaian society." ~ Film Africa 2020
"Kukurantumitreats a formidable theme--the erosion of traditional values in a modernizing country--in an upbeat, engaging tale that takes place, fittingly, on the road connecting a rural village to the Ghanaian capital of Accra." ~ BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE