Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Africa , Film

Native Son [Short Film]

After his mother dies, a young boy travels from his village in northern Ghana in search his father in Accra. An impossible task. The boy initially oblivious to the dangers of the big city soon learns the hard way when his backpack is stolen and then is woken from his street sleep by horse riding marauders. He is saved by a young woman, a sex worker but a mother to the street boys. Beautifully shot the film exposes the meanness of even little doses of wealth and power and the ease with which one can be corrupted.

Native Son from Jonathan Sidego on Vimeo.