Category: Photos and Videos

At Utrecht University I was part of the Cultures and Identities focus group. I concentrated on the reception of Ghanaian films (Ghallywood) in southeast Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The Ghanaians in this neighborhood helped the research team to view as many films as possible and to categorize the types of Ghanaian films. African Christianity, Islam, African Indigenous Religions and spiritual events visualized by entertaining special effects happen to be the backbones of the Ghanaian film industry. For Ghanaians in the Netherlands, these religions are very important and viewing these films, so they said, help them to feel at home even though they live so far away from West Africa. This film was shown to introduce the film Elmina by Dough Fishbone at the NimK in Amsterdam.