GHANA - PAVILION
As part of the Festival of Cultures of the Biennale of Luanda 2021, discover the cultural content proposed by Ghana!
Discover great tourist activities developed in Ghana
These animation films encourage the promotion and dissemination of research findings on Ghanaian heritage to the general public.
They were written and created by Ghanaian archaeology and heritage researchers in collaboration with Ghanaian animation film studios and a French animated series and with the financial support of the Embassy of France in Ghana.
The films are available in English, French, Asanti Twi, Ewe, Dagbani & Ga.
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Fort Amsterdam, 5 min, by Kojo Derban (Architect and University of Ghana Researcher - Script) and Animax FYB (Ghanaian Animation Studio - Production)
The construction of a European Fort, Fort Amsterdam, on the Gold Coast (Ghana), in the 17th Century, from an architect’s perspective. Fort Amsterdam is one of the 28 Forts and Castles registered in Ghana as a World Heritage site under the UNESCO 1972 Convention for their Outstanding Universal Value. According to UNESCO: « The Castles and Forts of Ghana shaped not only Ghana’s history but that of the world over four centuries as the focus of first the gold trade and then the slave trade. They are a significant and emotive symbol of European-African encounters and of the starting point of the African Diaspora ».
Begho, a Market Town in 16th Century West Africa
Begho, a market town in 16th century, West Africa, 7 min, by Daniel Kumah and Victoria Aryee (University of Ghana Researchers - Script) and Past and Curious (French animated series on archeology - Production) and Animax FYB (Ghanaian Animation Studio - Productions).
A discovery of the Begho market, in West Africa, in the 16th century, through the eyes of a little girl named Kasi. Begho is a former market city, at the crossroads of several trade routes, which was occupied between the 11th and 18th centuries. As such, it is mentioned and documented in many early writings about West Africa and pre-colonial Ghana and oral tradition.
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