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Leila Djansi questions commitment of Ghanaian film industry players



Award winning Ghanaian filmmaker, Leila Djansi has question the kind of commitment that Ghanaian film industry players have toward the industry.

Her comments come after the Black Star International Film Festival, which was the first ever international film festival to be hosted in Ghana.

In a post on her Facebook page, Leila said, “Looking at photos from the first film festival held in Ghana and I see no familiar faces. Had this been an award with red carpet parties… They’d have rubbed pancake on their faces, accompanied by 7 inch eyebrows and long gowns. Come on y’all! Why are you in this business?”

“…Contribute your quota by supporting the industry. You can’t keep taking from the industry and not give back! I’m so disappointed, I could just cry!”

The Black Star International Festival was one that brought filmmakers, film curators, film distributors, as well as other key stakeholders of the film industry, from many different countries around the world.

It was in Accra from Thursday, August 25, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016.

The festival featured film screenings, some panel discussions and many other activities that put Ghana on the radar within the international film-making arena.

By: Jeffrey O. Sarpong/

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