Gabby Otchere-Darko expresses disappointment in Ghanaian movies
Written by saltfmghana on October 16, 2018
A leading member of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has expressed his displeasure at some Ghanaian movies.
In a Facebook post, Mr Otchere-Darko, stated that he was appalled after spending precious time to watch 10 random Ghanaian movies.
“I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda,” portions of his post read.
“Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any?” he queried.
“What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning.” he concluded.
His post has attracted backlash from several filmmakers, including Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Annan and Kafui Danku who assert his comment was unwarranted considering the fact government has failed to do the needful.
Kumawood has created jobs for so many people! It has Put smiles on a lot of faces in our country! Your judgement is just so low! Disappointing!
— Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) October 15, 2018