We are passionate writers, culturalists, travellers and most importantly, we are husband and wife.
The directors behind the documentary are Dalian Adofo and Verona Spence-Adofo. Passionate about making this film they invested their own finances to produce this documentary to open up much needed debate on the oldest spiritual practice in the world.
Dalian Adofo is a freelance creative artist who works across a range of media; from graphic design to film and video. He has also been in the teaching profession for over 10 years and also works on a range of youth work initiatives, both locally in the UK and abroad. He has also written and directed personal shorts and exhibited his artwork.
Culture is a fundamental element which bonds communities together, without it we lose identity and self awareness. The importance of preserving such knowledge is key to retelling the story of Africa and its contribution to world history, in a manner that is free from colonial imposition.
Verona Spence-Adofo has 10 years experience working in a variety of media roles including on-air promotions, corporate productions and TV distribution amongst others. She has also written, produced and directed personal shorts and more recently taken on documentaries. Her work has also been exhibited in UK film festivals.
The denigration of African spiritual teachings has been prevalent for centuries. Once I came into knowledge that contradicted the negativity that I had previously been taught, I was compelled to share this insight with others. My aim for the documentary is for African spiritual teachings to be given the same acknowledgement and respect as any other spiritual philosophy.