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Movie industry has 'a long way to go' in Ghana - Lydia Forson

BY: graphic.com.gh
Movie industry has 'a long way to go' in Ghana - Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson

Keteke is a Ghanian feature film about a couple living in Puna, but bent on delivering their first baby in their home town, Akete.

It's screening this week at FESPACO, Africa's largest film festival in Burkina Faso but sadly for all concerned, the leading actress of the movie couldn't make it.

Lydia Forson told the BBC's Newsday that she is not at the festival because she relied on the government to fund her trip to the festival.

"As most festivals go, usually the director or the producer is invited and then you rely on sponsorship mostly from the state or from corporate entities to you know get a whole team to go and support you," she said.

"Over the years we source for these funds ourselves but this year I was you know, with our current government, you know pushing the creative arts agenda. I was determined to make a statement that a lot of times there's what politicians say and then there is what they do. So, we decide to go through the right process, were we sent letters and all of that".

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According to her, Ghana's movie industry has 'a long way to go' in Ghana because of such funding constraints.

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