Afrika Eye North: Paa Joe and the Lion

Afrika Eye North: Paa Joe and the Lion


The art of love and death ... Paa Joe and the Lion is part of Afrika Eye North.

Film documentary about the Grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade

Master novelty coffin craftsman Paa Joe’s work is celebrated the world over. But back in Ghana, he struggles to survive. Can a once in a lifetime opportunity save his business and preserve his legacy? Or will his name crumble silently, like thousands of his artworks underground?

Director: Benjamin Wigley
Cast: Joseph Ashong, Jacob Tetteh-Ashong
2016, UK

Includes a post screening Q&A with Ben Wigley (Director) or Anna Griffin(Producer)tbc , Ekua Ekumah and Elizabeth Efua Sutherland (on Skype from Ghana).