Arthur Musah is a filmmaker from Ghana and Ukraine. His fiction and documentary shorts have played at film festivals worldwide. He is currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working on two long-form documentary films – ONE DAY I TOO GO FLY (@onedayitoogofly) and WE VENTURE HOME (@weventurehome) – exploring Africans and Africa in a globalized age. Arthur studied filmmaking in the MFA program at the University of Southern California as an Annenberg Fellow, and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Follow him on twitter: @pidgincinema.
A Feature-Length Documentary
Four African youths on a quest for knowledge at an elite American university, MIT. Shooting over 4 years as their lives meander between North America and Africa, this film will chronicle how they discover engineering, the world, and themselves.
TRUE AFRICA: Arthur Musah: The MIT Engineer Turned Documentary Maker.
The Tech: Interview: From Africa to MIT.
Slice of MIT Alumni Blog: Alum’s Documentary Captures Lives of African MIT Students—and Reveals Modern Africa.
A 50-Minute Documentary
When a team of MIT undergraduates heads home to Nigeria to shake up education through a robotics summer camp for high-schoolers, their ideals are forced to grapple with reality.
Fiction; Written & Directed by Arthur Musah
A soccer player from Ghana sneaks away during a game in Los Angeles in the hopes of establishing a new life in the US with the help of an old friend.
September, 2012: Jakarta, INDONESIA
April 25, 2012: Torino GLBT Film Festival, Turin, ITALY [6.00PM @ Multisala Cinema Massimo 3]
January 28, 2012: PRIDE – Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA [7:00PM @ Buskirk-Chumley Theatre]
October 11, 2011: ImageOut Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, USA [9.30PM @ Little Theatre 1]
October 9, 2011: Chéries-Chéris Festival de Films Gays, Lesbiens, Trans & ++++ de Paris, FRANCE
August 11, 12 & 13, 2011: North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, USA
July 30, 2011: Gaze Film Festival, Dublin, IRELAND
July 7, 2011: Entzaubert Filmfest, Berlin, GERMANY
June 4, 2011: Fort Worth International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA [6.00PM @ The Rose Marine Theatre]
May 10, 2011: Boston LGBT Film Festival, USA [8.30PM @ The Brattle Theatre]
An interview with Amy Marcott from the Slice of MIT Alumni Blog: http://alum.mit.edu/pages/sliceofmit/2011/05/10/alum-film-festivals/.