Ghanaian based filmmaker Frank Rajah Arase is currently working on a new film titled “Refugees”.
The film will feature a mix of Nigerian and Ghanaian actors including Yvonne Nelson, Belinda Effah, David Chin, Ross Fleming, Okawa Shaznay, Diana Yekinni, Sahndra Fon Dufe, Anastasia Pekhtereva and Sira Bah. Arase is the director of 2014 epic film “Iyore”.
“In a forgotten and abandoned Bayou community right by the beautiful city downtown of Accra; lies the story of “Refugees”, a heart-on-sleeve tale of life. A provocative mind, through the visceral story of race, squalor and music told through the life of three friends whose dream is to escape their bleak world and break the chains of poverty that has plagued their community, with their gift of Afro-vibe – African music that defines Africa. In their desperation to repair the structure of their world, they must learn to survive the unstoppable catastrophes as they embark on a perilous stowaway journey by sea; a dangerous trip that begins in their homeland in Africa with hopes to make it to the shores of America.”
Watch trailer below: