Drexciya (2010 film)

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Drexciya (2010)
Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Produced by Obibini Pictures, LLC
Cinematography Dustin Thompson
Akosua Adoma Owusu
Edited by Dustin Thompson
Release date
  • November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11) (Studio Museum at Harlem)
Running time
12 minutes
Country Ghana

Drexciya is a Ghanaian 2010 short documentary film.


Drexciya is a Ghanaian 2010 short documentary film, produced by Obibini Pictures and directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu. Drexciya portrays an abandoned public swimming facility located in Accra, Ghana set on the Riviera. The Riviera at one time was an upscale development, consisting of luxury high-rises and five star hotels. Since the 1970s, the Riviera has fallen into a disheveled state.

This short documentary was inspired by afro-futurist myths propagated by the underground Detroit-based band Drexciya. They suggest that Drexciya is a mythical underwater subcontinent populated by the unborn children of African women thrown overboard during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. These children have adapted and evolved to breathe underwater.


  • Tánger 2011
  • Mención Especial FCAT 2011
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival 2011