Biografie King Ampaw

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Born in Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region on July 25, 1940, attended the Academy of Film in Potsdam, Germany, in 1965; the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, in 1966, and the Academy of Television and Film at the Munich University, Germany from 1967 to 1972, where he studied with Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders. He graduated as a Film Director with his first film ‘They call it Love’. On his return home, he became a Senior Film Director at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation from 1979 to 1982 when he left GBC to form his own film company, Afromovies Ltd. In Nigeria on April 10, 2010, he has been decorated i with the Lifetime Achievers prize at the Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA). With his rich repetoire, including the famous ‘Kukurantumi - The Road to Accra’ (1983), ‘Nana Akoto’ , ‘Juju’ (1985) and ‘No Time To Die’ (2007), King indeed stood tall.He has also co-produced many other movies, including the sensational ‘Copra Verde’ (1987), directed by Werner Herzog, in which he played the second lead role with the late Hollywood actor, Klaus Kinski. Others are ‘African Timber’, ‘Anansi’ and ‘Welcome Home’. He is a founding member of FEPACI (African Filmmakers’ Union), FESPACO, the Ghana Film and TV Academy (GAFTA) and the Directors’ Guild of Ghana.

Filmografie (Auswahl) zu King Ampaw


NO TIME TO DIE
2007
Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent

JUJU - NANA AKOTO
1985
Regie

KUKURANTUMI - ROAD TO ACCRA
1983
Regie, Drehbuch