Queen of glory

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Queen of Glory is a poetic indie-story about the Ghanaian-American scientist Sarah, who has to cope with the death of her mother. The duties that follow turn her everyday life upside down, as she starts an exploration of her Ghanaian identity. 

Director Nana Mensah has created an honest, chaotic and beautiful drama about a woman trying to find her own path. Forced to take over both house and business after a mother she did not have much contact with, Sarah is confronted with her own rootlessness.

Through a delicately chosen, authentic audiovisual language, Queen of Glory is portraying the anxieties connected to immigrant identity in a tangible and fascinating way. The story takes place in the Bronx community, a familiar place to the filmmaker. Full-on Ghanaian soundscape and music, not to mention archive material of people practicing funeral rites in Ghana, build up on the need for belonging that echoes throughout the film. As much as this is a story that ties an immigrant woman to her heritage, the film also exemplifies the complexity of how such connections can be complicated to embrace. This powerful film is Nana Mensah's debut feature.


Nana Mensah (b. 1989) is the director, writer and the main actress in Queen of Glory. Since its release in 2021, the film has won 7 awards at festivals such as Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and San Diego International Filmfestival to mention some.


2021 Queen of Glory

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