The World Needs (Ghanaian) Stories


The short film form seems almost alien in Ghana where producers prefer standard runtime options, sometimes even stretching beyond bearable lengths. Ghallywood and Kumawood are fast becoming household references even though the names suck but hey, these movies abound in the market, on the streets and online. However lackluster in writing, acting and production quality, the films can not be easily dismissed due to a growing audience on the continent and in the diaspora. Of course there are a few exception depending on whose opinion you’re seeking.

I’m happy to tell you today, folks, that a storm – a really robust web storm – is brewing and I can only hope it results in a hurricane, the likes of which never before seen in the Ghanaian movie industry.

Oh right, I haven’t said anything yet. I actually don’t have to – see for yourself.

Get the full gist here.

 

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