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01.02.2007 Technology

Ghana’s first animated folktale movie premiers in Accra

By myjoyonline
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Ghanaian folklore now has a preserving mechanism, so our worries about losing out On cultural preservation can be put on hold.

A 'Kweku Ananse' story has been adapted into a movie and it just might be the beginning of an animation series for an industry that has remained dormant for so long.

The movie 'Ananse Must Die' premiered at the Alisa hotel last Saturday.

The animated movie sets 'Kweku Ananse' in the urban jungle with an upgraded con game.

This time Ananse is snatching phones, taking bribes and he's neck deep in other untoward vices.

The Ananse must die project was initiated to address pertinent socio cultural issues.

Parables Production and Inswic Studios have been working on the movie for a while and last weekends preview was a very celebrated experience for the crew.

The audience critiqued the movie regarding the way the story was told and how they would have preferred it.

Some people would have wanted to see the village setting as told in the usual folktale stories of Ananse'.

Most people however enjoyed the film and were more than willing to go out to get copies when it hits the streets.

Jive

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