October 96

In October of 1996, singer/songwriter KOBY D’s mother suddenly passed away in Ghana, West Africa. Over 20 years later after trying to process her death he puts pen to paper and writes out exactly how he felt and what this amazing woman meant to him. The film follows him as he remembers the precious moments with his mother over the course of their lives; the first picture he ever remembered taking with her; the first day she took him to kindergarten, making his favorite meal. And then, now a teenager, we are with him the day he finds out she died. We follow Kwabena into his adulthood and finally his return to Ghana on the 20th year anniversary of her death. He finds the first picture they ever took together and finally he is able to deal with his mother’s death and hold on to the fond memories they shared.

Directed by Adetokumboh M’Cormack (USA)