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Tuesday, October 2 • 14:30 - 15:00
Perished Diamonds: the effects of lost film archives on cultural heritage and creativity in Ghana

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Perished Diamonds is a 40-minute documentary that takes a detailed look at Ghana’s Film history from Post-Independence, the controversial sale of the film industry, and the effects it has had on filmmaking and Ghana’s historic film archives, with testimonials from some of Ghana’s veteran filmmakers including Kwaw Ansah, Rev. Dr. Hesse, Charles Bucknor, Ernest Abbeyquaye, and Prof. Kofi Awoonor. This presentation will give a brief on the film "Perished Diamonds" and further discuss how an almost non-existent film heritage is affecting general creativity in filmmaking and other cultural heritage related activities in Ghana.

Chair
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Neil Garner

Director, Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Anita Afonu

Director, Roaming Akuba Films, Accra - Ghana
Anita Afonu graduated from the National Film and Television Institute in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her first feature film, Perished Diamonds documents the history of Ghanaian cinema and the effects the loss of its archives has had on the Ghana film industry. In 2014 she received... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 14:30 - 15:00
Room 1: Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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