‘No one approached me’ — Spike Lee expresses disappointment with Ghana's film industry leaders

Interviews No one approached me — Spike Lee expresses disappointment with Ghana's film industry leaders

Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee has expressed his disappointment with the Ghanaian film industry's leaders after revealing that no one approached him during his recent visit to the country.

Lee, a veteran in the film industry, had been in Ghana to participate in a film festival and to scout for locations for his upcoming project.

In a tweet by Multimedia’s Kenneth Awotwe Darko, where he granted an interview on Asaase Radio, Lee expressed his dismay at the lack of deliberate efforts, saying, "It was publicized that I was coming and no one has approached me from the film office in Ghana." He went on to question why the industry was "fumbling the bag" at this point, given the tremendous potential that Ghana has to offer.

Lee's comments have sparked debate among stakeholders in Ghana's film industry, with many expressing their disappointment at the missed opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that he could have offered. Others have criticized the leadership's failure to leverage the visit to attract more investment and international attention to the industry.

Below are the reactions of some Ghanaians;
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Lenny Makavo -

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View excerpts of the interview below;

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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