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Abraham Attah scoops another award

By Michael Eli Dokosi
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Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah has landed another award, this time scooping Best Actor (Narrative) Award for the movie ‘Out of The Village.’

Attah, was awarded at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) over the weekend at Tacoma, Washington, USA.

‘Out of The Village’, shot in Ghana, produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Jonathan Stein touched on the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister which also garnered the ‘Best International Short Film’ award at the Foyle Film Festival 2015.

Abraham Attah pricked global interest after appearing in Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’. He’s since gone on to win Marcello Mastroianni Award for ‘Best Young Actor’ at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards and also ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).


TFF features internationally recognized, up-and-coming filmmakers as a group where they screen their work and share their experiences. Each year the festival established in 2006 recognizes the best-of-the-best with its TFF Awards.