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British filmmaker Koby Adom voyages to Ghana to highlight abuse of domestic workers

House Girl is a London Film School (LFS) graduation project, written and directed by student Koby Adom and produced by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor. The film will be shot in February 2016 in Ghana, with a predominantly female cast.

Based on a true account, House Girl discusses the maltreatment of domestic workers in West Africa. The story is told through a British teen Jennifer who is visiting Ghana for the first time. She sees the violent abuse of young domestic worker Efua at the hands of her aunty. In an environment completely alien to her she feels compelled to rescue Efua but a twist in the tale brings Jennifer crashing back down to reality.

This film covers genres such as drama, social realism and suspense/thriller. Contemporary issues such as child abuse, modern day slavery and the African diaspora are explored also but most of all, director Koby Adom want to show of the beautiful landscape in Accra with this film.

The ‘House Girl’ team need to raise a minimum of £10,000 to make this project. Supporters can contribute to the project by visiting the kickstarter page here

To find out more about the project watch the video below: