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.
Abraham was discovered on the streets of Ghana during the shooting of the Netflix soon-to-be released movie.
“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…”