Tag Archives: African Cinema

Films from the Archives

On May 13th 2011 Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (a group of passionate audiovisual archivists who have gone to Ghana for the past four years to do audiovisual preservation trainings and workshops with Ghanaian audiovisual caretakers, an organization that I’m proud to … 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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Kwaw Ansah’s “The Good Old Days”

Last night I went to the Grand Première of the second installment of Kwaw Ansah’s 24 part series The Good Old Days at Ghana’s National Theatre. The series, a period piece based in post-independence Ghana, began last November with the … 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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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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The Search for Opera — aka Ghallywood

My second Accra historic movie house quest was to find the famed Opera Theatre. I choose this theatre as my next pursuit because I remembered noticing the façade when haggling for a “She’s a Devil” Nollywood movie poster back in … Continue reading

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Mobile Cinema Van visits Prampram, Ghana

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.

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