DOCUMENTARIES

BRITISH GHANAIANS: LOST IN TRANSLATION

British Ghanaian TV presenter Ortis Deley (The Gadget Show, Channel 5) is on a quest to discover the root causes of dying Ghanaian languages within the British Ghanaian community, in London.

Inspired by his own lack of fluency in a Ghanaian language, he addresses the harsh impending reality that current 2nd, 3rd and future generations of British Ghanaians face: they are at a high risk of losing touch with their languages, their cultural identity, heritage and history altogether.

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BACK TO THE MOTHERLAND

In this sequel, Pamela Sakyi explores the steps required for relocating to Ghana, highlighting the testimonies from several Ghanaians in the Diaspora, who have either embarked on, or are considering making the journey themselves. Pamela investigates life in her family's hometown of Berekum and aims to find out what ways she can migrate into the culture and contribute to the community and economy.

The event is endorsed by the Official Year of Return Ghana 2019 events initiative and is part of a host of events commemorating the 400th year since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia (https://visitghana.com/events/year-of-return-ghana-2019).

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FROM NEW HOPES TO LASTING GALAXIES

I have always been intrigued by the global fandom for the Star Wars franchise. To mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977, George Lucas, Lucasfilm) I interviewed passionate fan and friend Elena Luiña about the reasons why fascination and following of the films has lasted so long over time and through different generations.

The film was shot at Jedi Robe the Star Wars shop in West London, which supplies Star Wars memorabilia, merchandise and costumes to some of the world's biggest fans.