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Perished Diamonds

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Name: Perished Diamonds

Country: Ghana

Year of publication: 2013

Format: DVD

Color: color

Language : OF m. dt. UT

Duration: 40 Minuten

Direction: Afonu, Anita

Guest: Bonney, Hannah Awo Nkeba; Akwetey, Jude; Sampson, Margaret; Yanney, Gilbert Kwamina; Lawani, Ali


The documentary PERISHED DIAMONDS shows the development of the Ghanaian film industry since the country’s independence. In the first few years under President Kwame Nkrumah, there was committed support for films. Later governments passed on the running of the film and television industry to foreign companies. The lasting consequences of this are described by veterans of the Ghanaian film scene, including Kwaw Ansah, Chris Hesse, Charles Bucknor, and Ernest Abbeyguaye.