Tag Archives: Ghana

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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“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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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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Challenge Cinema Today – Christian Mobile Cinema

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

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Rural Film Shows Revived (1970)

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