Cinema Houses in Accra circa 1969

Most of the cinema’s in Accra were owned by the former Ghana Film Industry Corporation. In 1973 they owned the “Rex”, “Regal”, “Royal”, “Plaza”, and “Roxy” in Accra; the “Tex” in Asamankese; the “Royal” in Nkawkawa; the “Tarso” in Ho; and the “Dam” in Akosombo. Now, if they haven’t been abandoned, they are privately owned […]

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From the Archives: Ghana-A-Report

We recently inspected a 16mm film at ISD called Ghana-A-Report (1969). This film, in remarkable condition, was produced in England for the multinational corporation, Unilever, a month before the creation of a new Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights legalized political parties in Ghana after they had been banished three years earlier by the […]

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African Cinema: Roots

I recently read a 1993 interview by Kofi Anyidoho with Kwaw Ansah [Ghanaian director of Love Brewed in the African Pot (1981)]. The interview covers a range of topics including funding issues in Africa, problems finding trained technicians and Kwaw Ansah’s then new production A Woman Abandoned. What I found most rewarding from the interview […]

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