Dir. Frances Bodomo, USA, 2012, 13 min, English
Official Selection, 2013 Sundance film festival.
Boneshaker is a debut of writer-director Frances Bodomo, a Ghanaian filmmaker who studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University film school. The film follows a Ghanaian immigrant family taking a road trip to a Pentecostal church in Louisiana to cure its problem child. As the family journeys to a tent revival at the ends of the levee-less Louisiana delta, they discover the complications of trying to perform a traditional ritual away from home. Boneshaker focuses on the feelings of homelessness, landlessness, and rootlessness that accompany immigration