Category Archives: African Archives

Bay Area Video Coalition!

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 … Continue reading

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ISD Sort Finished!

We began a process of sorting through the film collection at the ISD Central Film Library in October 2010 to separate the deteriorated film from those films that were still salvageable and to record basic information about the films in … Continue reading

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“Do not panic. Government is protecting the public.”

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 … Continue reading

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NAFTI students volunteer to save Ghana’s film heritage

Last week we began to sort through the films in the Information Service Department collection once again (after a five month hiatus) with the help of three National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) students and one NAFTI alumni. Many thanks … Continue reading

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Rural Film Shows Revived (1970)

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Independence Day Bolex

In honor of Ghana’s Independence Day celebrations which happened earlier this month on March 6th, here is a little movie morsel from the archives of “Ghana’s biggest selling newspaper since 1950.”

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FESPACO 2011 – African Cinema and Markets

This post was featured on The Afropop Blog, the official blog of Afropop Worldwide. Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners … Continue reading

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