An exceptional cinematic journey exploring themes of power, corruption, and the
resilience of the human spirit has been selected for the 28th edition of the Rabat
International Author Film Festival (FICAR: Festival International du Cinema D’Auteur de
Rabat), 2023 in Morocco.
Tejiri was made through a Ghanaian-Nigerian collaboration, with all locations filmed in Ghana.
The film is about a displaced young man who finds himself in a vicious prison but is thought
to be missing on the outside.
Trapped in this brutal world ruled by cruelty and menacing
inmates, he must fight to survive; As lead Detective Prempeh and his partner Baako
race against time to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance.
Directed by Joshua Tsotso and Deladem Duvi, and produced by Christine Boateng and
Abisola Aboaba (all graduates of the Multichoice Talent Factory, class of 2020); “Tejiri,”
has garnered attention for its “artistic merit and storytelling excellence” – Malak
DAHMOUNI, Director – Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR).
This prestigious festival is one of Africa’s biggest film festivals, renowned for its
commitment to celebrating innovative and impactful works of cinema from around the
It is dedicated to the Author cinema, a true cinema of art and thought in all its
forms, to brave films, demanding, intelligent, even radicals who destroy the clichés;
films that have an urgency and personal writing dedicated to humanity in all its forms.
These adjectives best describe Tejiri; as it carries a voice so loud, that questions the
greed and corruption of people meant to serve and protect, but have rather become a
threat to sanity and survival.
“We are honoured and excited to be a part of the Rabat International Author Film
Festival,” said Deladem Duvi. “This festival’s reputation for promoting unique and
compelling cinematic experiences aligns perfectly with our vision for ‘Tejiri.’ We hope
that our film will resonate with festival attendees and serve as a catalyst for meaningful
discussions on the issues it addresses.”
The 28th Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) began on November 10, 2023
and will end on November 17, 2023, in Rabat, Morocco. “Tejiri” is part of
the festival’s African cinema section, scheduled to screen on Monday, November, 13
2023, The film features awesome performances by Ghanaian acting talents; Brian
Angels, Kofi Adu Gyamfi, Yvonne Maura Appiah, Bernard Kobina Acquah, Henry Agbai,
Ziggy Netteyson, and many others.
The Rabat International Author Film Festival has long been a platform for both emerging
and established filmmakers to showcase their work. “Tejiri” joins an esteemed lineup of
films that represent the very best in contemporary cinema.