Paa Joe & The Lion

Paa Joe & The Lion

Ghana. Inside a dusty shack sleeps Paa Joe, the world renowned Grandfather of the fantasy coffin trade.

He dreams of his bygone days: bringing money home in briefcases, work being shipped the world over. Now he sleeps as the cars hurtle passed. There are no customers, no tourists – there are no coffins to make. His son dreams too, of returning his father to his former glory and rebuilding the family legacy together.

Over the next four years they stand side-by-side, conquering love and death and embracing a life changing opportunity to travel to the UK to undertake an artist residency. It is the start of their future together – father and son, master and apprentice, Paa Joe and The Lion

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Benjamin Wigley




Director: Benjamin Wigley
Executive Producer: Brian Hill, Caroline Cooper Charles, Miles Morland
Producer: Anna Griffin
Cinematographer: Benjamin Wigley
Editor: Benjamin Wigley
Sound Designer: CJ Mirra
Additional Credits: Original Poetry & Narration: Benjamin Zephaniah


Irena Taskov
Public Film Contact
Anna Griffin
Publicity Contact
Bojana Maric
+33 6 79 23 53 74
Sales Agent
Taskovski Films
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2016
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Ghana, United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 72 mins