Owiredu Kissi is a ‘Ghana-born African’ Filmmaker, Writer, Entrepreneur who has an unquenchable passion to tell beautiful African stories through media and performing arts. If there is anything that beats his heart daily, it is the sheer desire to reach the world with initiatives that will impact people and society.
From 2013 to 2016, he made a documentary on a blind boy who won elections to the highest student office in a high school in Ghana which was used for advocacy and sensitization in a project called ‘The Blind Can Lead’. In 2018, his short film “enGULFed”, filmed in Egypt, addressing slavery of migrant domestic workers in the Middle East won a UN Video Award at the 2018 Plural+ Youth Film Festival on Migration and Diversity organized at the Paley Center for Media in New York by the UNAOC, UN Video, and the IOM. The film was used to start a project called “#MigrationDialogues” to educate the youth on regular migration.
Kissi is the Co-Founder and Director of a socially-inclined theatre company: “impACT PlayHouse”-a venture which seeks to support impactful social projects with proceeds from its productions. He is a BA Communications Studies student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).