I have always been intrigued by the power of visual images on the mind. Way before I ever visited the country I have come to love so much and call home, the United States, I had a sense of its strength, power, dominance, but most importantly, its resilience. I also somewhat erroneously thought that the … More Shaping the mind of a generation…
It is time for a credible film festival to take place in Ghana annually… Let us just focus on the four key things that a healthy film industry brings to a country… Film is a cultural diplomacy tool. Look around you and see all the cultural arms of the various embassies operating in Ghana and … More An international film festival hits Ghana – BSIFF
The “Black Star international Film Festival” feels like an overdue initiative for the film industry in Ghana. The audio-visual media has been recognized the world over as a powerful tool for development and acculturation. It was the instrument of choice for imperial domination of colonized territories through mass propaganda. The media has been used to … More Industry grandfather, Mr. Kwaw Ansah sends a strong message to BSIFF
Who should contact us – Anyone who owns the rights to their film – Who wants to reach a global audience – Who aims to make additional income – Who aims to make quality programs … More A shot at global distribution
Why is it that whenever you become conscious of something, suddenly you can see it, smell it, taste it and feel it everywhere? A beautiful quote in my local dialect in Ghana, implies that if one thinks of a person and they don’t manifest in some form, they may have kicked the bucket. I recently … More WHY YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME IN THE CLASSROOM…
The makers of #SilveRain @silverrainmovie signs VOD distribution deal with a premiere digital distribution company for North America, IndieRights. The CEO of IndieRights, Linda Nelson said at the signing that they are happy to represent such a beautiful film and they look forward to reaching every household in North America and beyond. The Director of … More SilveRain signs North American deal with premiere digital distributors, IndieRights
About 5 years ago, I made a decision to spend more time outside my home country. A number of things had culminated into this decision. Feeling burnt out and alarmed, I packed my bags and with my daughter, took a sabbatical so to speak. My predominant feeling at the time was despair. I was a … More WHY EDUCATION PREPARES US TO FAIL…
Sunday through into Monday morning, Euro zone officials sat down for seventeen (17 hours), to demand measures necessary for Greece’s request for over 96,billion bailout; mind you, this is after two bailouts already, totaling 266billion. On Monday, an agreement had been reached for a third bailout. Albeit with some heavy conditions! Greece has to put … More As Greece struggles to remain in the Eurozone; what lessons can Ghana take?
So, I woke up to an argument on twitter as to whether @silverrainmovie is Nigerian or Ghanaian? A Ghanaian is concerned that Nigerians are describing it as ‘Nollywood’- we want to say that #SilveRain is #PanAfrican it is cast from 5 countries and shot in 2 with crew from 2 countries. At great expense, but … More Is Pan-African filmmaking a way forward?
This is why I supported and made time to be at the vigil yesterday, albeit for a very short while. We must understand that as a people, the future of our nation is in our hands. The responsibility we have, is not just to self, but to generations unborn. I respect my leaders and expect … More Don’t lower the bar!