Dubbed the gateway to Africa, Ghana has opened its borders to the world since the year of return and beyond. Accra has since seen an influx of Black Diaspora looking to connect with their roots, experience the culture and ultimately network and invest in the country’s creative landscape, especially the presently not-so-vibrant film industry which seems to be of keen interest to investors. Top on the minds of many-a film enthusiasts is the reason for the developed interest in Ghana. To better understand this surprising interest, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
PART 1- “The Year of Return and Beyond”
PART 2- “The Arts; Then and Now”
PART 3- “The Way Forward?”
This part attempts to answer the question “Why Ghana?” while revealing the history, evaluating the present and looking forward to the future of the film industry in Ghana.
Alice Johnson is a Ghanaian theatre producer and filmmaker with experience in Voice over, print and broadcast media, TV and music.
The Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF) Alumni is passionate about impacting society and telling stories that project the African continent, thus writing and producing theatre and film projects to that effect. Her most recent AMVCA nominated project “Revisit”, for which she has writing, production management and acting credits, is on Showmax streaming service (Check it out!)
She is currently an “Inside Nollywood” fellow and recently launched her YouTube channel geared towards the analysis of African content and sharing her experiences as a young woman navigating the creative industry in Ghana, Nigeria and wherever she may find herself.