King Bansah and His Daughter2020

(Original title: König Bansah und seine Tochter)
Céphas Bansah was born in Ghana and has lived in the German city of Ludwigshafen on the Rhine river since 1970. In Ghana, he is the king to over 200,000 members of the Ewe, in Ludwigshafen he runs a car shop. He takes care of his tasks as a king primarily from Germany but travels to Ghana several times a year.

His daughter Katharina, whose mother is German, is an artist, feminist, free spirit – and a king’s daughter. Both of them feel that the social climate in Germany has changed. They both experience racism and hostility but react in different ways. Together, they travel to Ghana. For Katharina, this is her first visit to Ghana in many years. She wants to find out which role her Ghanaian side is to play in her life – and whether or not she wants to succeed to the throne some day.

KING BANSAH AND HIS DAUGHTER is a film about clichés and roles, expectations, boundaries, definitions of belonging – and challenging all of the above. It is a film about the search for an inner home. A quest that is familiar to all humans and to those with migrant histories in particular.


Festivals
– Shanghai International TV Festival 2021
– Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2021
– Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2021
– Hof International Film Festival 2020
– Biberach Film Festival 2020
– Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2020


Awards
– GRANIT – Award for best documentary at Hof International Film Festival 2020

Writer and director

Agnes Lisa Wegner

Director of Photography

Marcus Winterbauer

Editor

Ulrike Tortora

Audio recording & sound design

Oliver Stahn

Composer

Ziggy Has Ardeur

Commissioning Editor

Christian Cloos
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Producers

Christoph Holthof
Daniel Reich
kurhaus production