Paa Joe & The Lion, Documentary About a Ghanaian Craftsman of Fantasy Coffins

Paa Joe & The Lion is an upcoming documentary about Paa Joe, a Ghanaian artist who is renowned for his colorful fantasy coffins—sculptural coffins that are a traditional feature of funeral culture in Ghana. The film’s director, Ben Wigley, is raising funds on Kickstarter in order to finish the project.

Paa Joe & The Lion looks at an artist at work, the highs and lows of being an artisan and keeping traditions alive. It also documents the fascinating Ga culture and examines how we look at life and death both in Ghana and around the world.


via Hi-Fructose