The Destiny of Lesser Animals (Sibo ne kra, Dabo ne kra)

Desperate to return to America years after his deportation, Ghanian Police Inspector Boniface Koomsin finds that his newly acquired counterfeit passport is missing, and embarks on a dangerous journey through modern Ghana to retrieve the stolen document. His own search is linked to a series of violent crimes, and he joins forces with a seasoned police veteran, who is still optimistic about his country.

As their investigation brings them closer to the truth, Boniface finds he must choose between his dreams of a future abroad and the reality of life in his homeland. Director Deron Albright crafts a brilliant policiér that is also a poignant story of one man’s journey to find and understand the value of his own culture.

2011. Ghana/USA. 87 minutes.

Director: Deron Albright
Writer: Yao B. Nunoo
Producers: Deron Albright, Francis Gbormittah, Deirdre Maitre, Yao B. Nunoo
Cinematographer: Aaron T. Bowen
Editors: Jacob Bricca, Lisa Molomot
Music by: John Avarese
Production Designer: Francis Gbormittah

Cast: Yao B. Nunoo, Fred Nii Amugi, Abena Takyi, Francis Gbormittah, Amanorbea Opoku-Boakye, Grace Bud-Arthurs, Edinam Atatsi, Veronica Wathome, Kennedy Ofori, Garth Van’t Hul