Director: Marcia Weekes
Country: Barbados, Jamaica and Ghana
Language: (Jamaican) English
A Jamaican doctor trained in Western medicine and in conflict with his family (all of whom are doctors) about his belief in the benefits of bush medicine, travels to Ghana to prove then wrong.
Joseph is an African-Caribbean film featuring actors from Ghana, Jamaica and Barbados. The star, Kevoy Burton, is a successful doctor in Jamaica working alongside Mawuli Gavor of Ghana, Christopher MacFarland of Jamaica (his dad), Alison Hinds of Barbados (his mom) and Shontelle Layne of Barbados (his sister). This drama sees the family torn apart between the Caribbean and Africa and the discoveries that ensue.
Joseph is the winner of the Award for Best Diaspora Narrative at the African Movie Academy Awards 2020.
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