Annual Environmental Film Festival of Accra
The first part of June (8-15 June, to be exact) is going to be an exciting few weeks for people living (or visiting) Accra. Creative Storm, together with its partners and sponsors, are hosting the annual Environmental Film Festival of Accra. In a country where awareness on environmental issues is not what it could be, the team behind this annual film festival seek to encourage people to think about how our social and physical environments have changed over the past couple of years and ask questions about the part we play in it.
The films that are going to be screened are centred around environmental issues in both developed and developing countries, issues with globalisation and social justice. “In addition to providing the high quality films with a social message to audiences in Accra’s popular cultural venues, one of EFFA’s goals is to reach out to those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to learn about the environment. We feel film is an excellent medium for communicating how environmental issues affect our daily lives.” Claudia D’Andrea, Festival Director.
The festival is going to be launched next Friday, June 8th, 2012 at the British Council. There is no entrance fee, so truly there is no reason not to attend. Its an event that is suitable for human beings of all ages; parents, pack up the kids and engage in some family bonding time (which also happen to be educational too:-).
Apart from the events happening in Accra, an open air cinema has been organised in Budumburam on Saturday 9th June at 2pm. The day starts off with a concert headlined by Mastretta, the ten piece, chart-topping Spanish band and will feature Kings Jubilee and a host of local artists. Films will be screened after the sun goes down (sounds like a damn good date idea… *wink*)
For more information on the events lined up for the program, click here for the run down. Hope to see you there!