- 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
Category Archives: Mobile Cinema Vans
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
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
As my research interests have increasingly broadened to the various historical and contemporary uses of mobile cinema van technology across Sub-Saharan Africa, I was recently very excited to learn about Challenge Enterprises of Ghana’s mobile cinema van program called Challenge … Continue reading
Based on interviews with former ISD mobile cinema commentators these photos were probably taken sometime in the late 1960s. Photos from Ghana’s Information Service Department Photo Library. This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
This is an edited excerpt from an hour and a half interview that I had in December 2010 with James K. Amuah, a former Information Services Department cinema van commentator. Blaylock: How many commentators were there when you joined Information … Continue reading
Artist Maryam Jafri’s has used archival cinema van photos from Ghana’s National Archives in two of her 2008 works: Staged Archive and Mobile Cinema. Below is text from her website about both pieces. STAGED ARCHIVE A man gets into a … Continue reading