Tears of Joy (1996) (Ghana: 2014)

Director: Veronica Quarshie

Writing Credits: Pius Famiyeh (screenplay and producer)


This film is about the complications of greedy brothers who fight for power of the family. When one of the chief family members kills a member of the family, Asamoah, the plan goes entirely wrong. Originally, the goal was to chase Asamoah’s wife and two children, and take possession of his property. However, Benthum, Asamoah’s successor, fights back and opposes but they all eventually flee the city. The family discovers the harsh living conditions and will have to survive against gangsters in south France but they ultimately have to come face to face with the law.


Monica Quarcoopome, Kwesi Koomson, MacJordan Amartey, Grace Nortey, Fidelia Famiyeh, Ida-Maizie Famiyeh, Pius Famiyeh, Juliet Asante

Reviews and Articles:

Carmela Garritano, African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History. (Chapter from book)

Academic Articles:

Carmela Garritano. African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. Project MUSE. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.

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