I’ll be giving a talk about audio-visual preservation in Ghana and the forthcoming video documentary my friend Anita Afonu is making about these issues at 6 pm this Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the wonderful and amazing Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco, CA.
AV Preservation in the Not-So-Global Digital World
Post-colonial African filmmakers sought to tell their stories to change how the world thought about Africa. What has happened to those films? Where did they end up and who has access to them today? How do global inequalities in media preservation resources affect the way that history is told? Jennifer Blaylock discusses her recent work preserving film and video in Ghana. Jennifer will screen raw footage from a documentary on AV preservation issues in Ghana that she is currently co-producing with Ghanaian filmmaker, Anita Afonu.
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