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Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award

Nakom has been selected for screening in the 25th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), February 9-20, 2017, which will take place in Los Angeles, California, USA at the all-digital Cinemark RAVE Cinemas 15. For more information, visit

Nakom has also been nominated for the John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award (winners announced February 25th live on the IFC channel). The John Cassavetes Award is given to the best feature made for under $500,000. For more information, visit

Nakom was most notably featured in the 2016 New Directors/New Films series at the Museum of Modern Art in March. Senior New York Times film critic Manhola Dargis writes “His [main character Iddrisu’s] struggle seems familiar, but it’s one that’s made memorable through the graceful visuals, gentle pacing and deep feeling that the directors T. W. Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris bring to this story.” Variety’s Dennis Harvey notes “There’s an air of authenticity as well as a pleasingly laid-back yet substantive narrative engagement to this polished effort.View entire review here.