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Monday, 14 September 2015

Entertainment: 14 Year Old Ghanaian Street Vendor Wins Award at 2015 Venice Film Festival for His 1st Acting Role in ‘Beasts of no Nation’

Attah Abraham
Oscar Award – winning actress Lupita Nyong’o once said, “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
This saying truly exemplifies the story of 14-year old Ghanaian street vendor, Attah Abraham, who won the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
He won the award for his lead performance in a Beasts of No Nation, alongside Idris Elba, Citifmonline reports.
Abraham was discovered on the streets of Ghana during the shooting of the Netflix soon-to-be released movie.
Director of the movie, Cary Fukunaga, says Abraham was randomly selected on the streets, and that the teenager had no prior acting experience.
Impressed by his outstanding peformance, Fukunaga has decided to fund Abraham’s education.
“For Abraham, he’s only 14 so we had to get him up to speed in school, so right now we put him into boarding school back in Ghana so he can get up to normal 14 year old academics. By nature of us crossing into these people’s lives you have some responsibility there to make their lives better


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