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 car and goes for a drive, he reaches an unexpected destination– a courtroom awash in […]Read More Archival Cinema Van Photos used by Artist Maryam Jafri
Numerous assumptions about the inferiority of African mentalities proliferated among colonial officials; therefore at the beginning of the 20th Century, as part of the civilizing process of colonialism, specialized cinematic techniques were used in making African development films. The most illustrious proponent of the “specialized technique” was the head of the Colonial Film Unit, William […]Read More Peter Morton-Williams: Anthropology & Mobile Cinema
For those of you who can’t get enough colonial cinema, check out the new website: Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire. “This website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. You can search or browse for films […]Read More Colonial Film
On Wednesday, 22 September 2010, a collection of PAL VHS dubs of twenty different films from Information Services Department (ISD) collection was delivered from the ISD Central Offices to the ISD Cinema Department Film Library in North Industrial Area. The VHS tapes are transfers of early pre and post independence Ghanaian films, including some rare […]Read More Great News from the ISD Film Library!