Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl

Set in the sister cities of Accra, Ghana and Columbus, Ohio, “Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl” is a rhythmic love letter to Black girlhood across the African diaspora. Through the lens of the Ghanaian traditional jumping and clapping game, Ampe, the film takes us on a journey of sisterhood, loyalty, and nostalgia in a space created for us, by us.


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Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl (2022)

Short (18mins) Documentary


United States of America




No Rating


Juli Sasaki | Claudia Owusu


Claudia Owusu | Ife Oluwamuyide


Claudia Owusu | Ife Oluwamuyide


Mon 25 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

T+T Premiere, Caribbean Premiere

Claudia Owusu

Claudia Owusu

Claudia Owusu is a Ghanaian-American Writer and Filmmaker based in Columbus, Ohio. She writes from these two liminal spaces, internally and externally, trying to make sense of them. She believes in the beauty of community and the intimate stories we share when we think no one is listening. Her work often engages the spaces that Black women and girls occupy, namely their relationship with safety, carefreeness, and self-ownership.

Ife Oluwamuyide

Claudia Owusu

Ife Oluwamuyide is a Nigerian-American visual artist and filmmaker based in both Columbus, OH and Brooklyn, NY. She is a student at Pratt Institute, studying fine art with a minor in community art and design education. As a black female artist it is important that she writes her own narrative, exploring the complexities and beauty of black womanhood and learning to embrace, love, and cherish each and every aspect of it. Through her work she hopes to provide access to the otherwise exclusive medium of visual art.

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