When two friends collect money for the so-called “suffering in America” in the streets of Accra, is it for fun, political provocation, or a prophecy? Two Swiss filmmakers will answer these questions with the help of seven musicians from Ghana—M3NSA, Wanlov The Kubolor, Adomaa, Worlasi, Akan, Mutombo Da Poet, and Poetra Asantewa—who have written new songs and produced video clips especially for the documentary film CONTRADICT.
Tomorrow's ideas and trends are emerging more decentralized than ever in a globalized world. What do global developments and shifts in values look like from the ground up in Ghana and the African continent?  How do we want to confront and contradict those changes? Can new visions for the future become global realities?

Category Documentary
Director Peter Guyer, Thomas Burkhalter
Production Recycled TV
Country Switzerland
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 89 min
Year 2020
Language English
Subtitles English, German, French
Genre Arts & Culture, Music, Society


  • Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland (2020) - World Premiere
  • Winner of Bern Film Award, Switzerland (2020)
  • WOMEX 2020
  • Soundwatch Berlin, Germany (2021)
  • Unerhört Musikfilmfestival, Germany (2021)
  • Sound Unseen, USA (2021)
  • SeeYouSound Torino, Italy (2021)
  • FIFA, Canada (2021)
  • World Village Festival, Finland (2021)
  • Press Play, Spain (2021)
  • Festival Résistances, France (2021)
  • In-Edit Brazil (2021)
  • Musical Écran, France (2021)
  • Migrants Music Manifesto, Germany (2021)
  • Planet Ears-Festivals, Germany (2021)
  • Chiayi International Art Documentary FF, Taiwan (2022)
  • SoundTrack_Cologne ; See the Sound, Germany (2022)
  • Black Star IFF, Ghana (2022)

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  • Theatrical release in Switzerland January 30, 2020
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