I recently found a large collection of glass slides at the Information Services Department Central Film Library. They were originally used by the cinema vans for government educational campaigns on cholera prevention, voting, census, and various government programs. Judging by the Afro hairdos in some of the photos and a few dated slides, I would say most of these are from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
There are some real gems here—my favorite assures Ghanaians during a cholera epidemic, “Do not panic. Government is protecting the public.”
- Accra Achille Mbembe African Cinema African Cinema and Markets Amenu’s Child Aya Minnow Balme Library BAVC Birgit Meyer Bolex Burkina Faso Challenge Cinema Today Challenge Enterprises of Ghana Christianity Christian mobile cinema Cinema in Rural Nigeria: A Field Study of the Impact of Fundamental Education Films on Rural Audiences in Nigeria Colonel I.K. Acheampong colonial cinema Colonial Film Unit Crawley Films Limited Daily Graphic Daoud Aoulad-Syad Dyana Gaye Escape from Hell FESPACO FESPACO African Film Library Fulbright GFIC Ghallywood Ghana Ghana Film Industry Corporation Ghanafilms Ghana Film Unit Ghanaian cinema Ghana video industry globalization Gold Coast Gold Coast Film Unit home movies Information Services Department ISD Central Film Library La Mosquèe Maryam Jafri mobile cinema mobile cinema van mobile cinema van commentator NAFTI National Film and Television Institute National Liberation Council New York University Nigeria Nigerian Cinema Notre Etrangère On the Postcolony Opera Theatre Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou Peter Morton-Williams Rex Cinema Saint Louis Blues Salia Sanou Sarah Bouyain She’s a Devil T.A. Daniels Tema Tetteh Quarshie The Film Prayer The Place in Between The Roadmakers: A Picture Book of Ghana Toofan Tunde Kelani University of Ghana Legon Un Transport en Commun Volta River Dam Project William Sellers