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Mahama to establish a film village

Feature Article Mahama to establish a film village
FRI, 14 JUN 2024 LISTEN

Film villages offer a multitude of benefits, particularly for the film industry and local communities. Here are some key advantages:

Centralized Resources: They provide a centralised location with all the necessary facilities for film production, such as sets, post-production studios, and accommodation for cast and crew.

Cost-Effective Production: By having all resources in one place, film villages can reduce production costs related to travel and logistics.

Cultural Preservation: They often incorporate local culture and traditions into their design, helping to preserve and showcase them.

Economic Boost: Film villages can attract tourists and create jobs, boosting the local economy.

Creative Collaboration: They foster a collaborative environment where filmmakers can share ideas and resources.

Skill Development: Film villages can serve as training grounds for aspiring filmmakers and crew members.

These benefits make film villages an attractive option for filmmakers looking to produce high-quality content while also contributing to the local community’s development.

In line with these benefits, President John Mahama has announced his plans to pursue the dream of establishing a film village in Ghana. The film village would provide a dedicated space for filmmakers to work and collaborate, as well as access to equipment at low cost.

Mahama believes that a film village would help to boost the local film industry and provide opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to hone their craft. He also hopes that the village will attract international filmmakers to Ghana, bringing in revenue and exposure to the country's film industry.

In addition to the film village, Mahama plans to work on securing equipment at low cost for filmmakers in Ghana. This would help to lower the barriers of entry for aspiring filmmakers and make it easier for them to create high-quality films.

Overall, Mahama's vision for the film industry in Ghana is one of growth and opportunity. By establishing a film village and providing access to equipment at low cost, he hopes to support the development of the local film industry and showcase Ghanaian talent on the global stage.

Anthony Obeng Afrane

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