Clement Kwaku Matorwmasen
A Beacon of Hope and Inspiration
I am Clement Matorwmasen, a Ghanaian entrepreneur, social advocate, and visionary leader. My life's journey from humble beginnings to my current role as the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Dream Village has been a testament to resilience and the power of dreams.
Throughout my career, I've established successful ventures such as Drive Aid Ghana, Green Gold Social Enterprise, Dream Works Ghana, and Cletek Services. These enterprises have been instrumental in creating opportunities and driving societal progress, especially for Ghana's youth.
At Dream Village, my passion lies in fostering a community where dreamers can unite, learn, grow, and collaborate. I envision a world where every individual has the chance to pursue their dreams while living in harmony with themselves and the environment.
My commitment extends to agricultural and community development. I've invested in sustainable farming practices in the Oti region, providing vocational skills training for young rural girls. Additionally, I've led initiatives to ensure clean water access, implement organic water purification plants, and establish WASH facilities in Ghanaian communities.
My life's journey is chronicled in the documentary film "ZONGO," which showcases my resilience and determination, overcoming adversity and incarceration to pursue my dream of creating a village for dreamers within my Ghanaian community. The film beautifully captures themes of superstition, disease, poverty, education, hope, and dreams, dispelling stereotypes and illustrating how small steps can lead to thriving individuals and communities.
Looking ahead, my team and I have ambitious plans to transform Dream Village into a Biohub, providing opportunities for those who dare to dream and find hope in community. My story serves as a reminder that each of us possesses the power to make a significant difference in the world.
THE FILM - ZONGO An African Biography
ZONGO, a full feature film entirely directed and produced by elias mierbeth and michael herzog. OFFICIAlLY NOMINATED FOR THE GLOBE AND DIKALO FILM AWARD 2021.
After growing up in the streets, facing death and devastation in prison, a courageous young tribesman is about to break the circle of misery, by building a village for dreamers together with his rural Ghanaian community.
ZONGO tells the story of Clement waking up in prison after an attempted suicide in the streets of Ghana. It is the journey of his path from poverty and hopelessness towards creating opportunities for societal progress of the rural youth in the region. In the tradition of campfire storytelling, Clement opens a mysterious world of tribes, black magic and his life philosophy. He takes us into an african story, directed by the people’s spirit and the continent itself. The filmmakers Elias Mierbeth and Michael Herzog give a voice to Clement, his childhood and youth marked by fear of death and the struggle for survival. Images and sound unobtrusively draw attention to the circumstances of the Ghanaian people without operating on clichés. The movie does not classify, instead it leaves Clement the power to unravel his experiences. Superstition, disease, and poverty turns into a lesson about the importance of education, hope and dreams.
The film is a fragment of reality, of a country, of a continent yet it shows this fragment with unusual sensitivity. Powerful pictures, bright colors, people full of beauty pull us into a world completely different from what we are used to from the news. In the end it is us who have just learned a lot from this young man, his story, his courage, his dream.
* Panafrican International Film Festival (Cannes, France | 18 – 23 October 2021)
* Africa International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria | November 6 – 12 November 2021)
* Snowdance Independent Film Festival (Landsberg am Lech, Germany | January 28 – February 5 2022) - Won “best young director award”
* Zanzibar International Film Festival (Zanzibar, Tanzania | 16 – 26 June 2022) * Black Star International Film Festival (Accra, Ghana | 20 – 25 September 2022)
* Montreal International Black Film Festival (Montreal, Canada | 20 – 25 September 2022)
* Afrikana Independent Film Festival (Richmond, USA | 15 - 18 September 2022)
* San Antonio Black International Film Festival (San Antonio, USA | 06 - 09 October 2022)