Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have gone up, including the distinctive boat-shape...

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Live in Accra jazz festival

Local and international jazz musicians take part in this festival, partly organised by the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institute. On Friday 24 April Freshly Ground, a group of Mozambique, Zim...
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Asa Baako Festival

Asa Baako was launched in March 2011, in the spectacular fishing village of Busua in Ghana's Western Region. Festival organisers from the UK and Ghana joined together with local residents, to creat...
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Sabolai Radio Music festival

The Ind!e Fuse festival returns this year under a new name, the Sabolai Radio Music festival. The festival offers live indie music from across west Africa, showcasing hip hop, AfroBeat, traditional...
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African crops and cultural festival

The festival, which takes place in a different African country each year, promotes agriculture and its heritage. This year the theme is “eat what they produce and produce what they eat”...
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Israeli Film festival in Ghana

The festival is a follow-up to the first successful edition last year. The opening film on 4 Dec The Dove Flyer is by invitation. This is followed on 5 Dec by A Matter of Size and on 6 Dec by Bonjo...
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Accra I Luv Africa film festival

The theme of this four-day film festival for independent film makers of African descent is Connecting the Diaspora. On 24 Oct there are showings of 10 shorts and panel discussions with the artists....
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Environmental film festival

The festival uses film to create awareness of the environment and how to keep it clean. This year films are focusing on the link between the cleanliness of the environment and public health, in par...
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Chale Wote

Accra’s growing street arts’ festival is back for its fourth year. Organisers are now asking for submission and people willing to hold workshops on this year’s theme, Death: An Et...
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Accra Street Carnival

This carnival, also known as the Oxford Street carnival because it takes place along Osu Oxford Street, is designed to encourage new creative businesses and to attract tourists to Accra. This year...
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Francophone film festival

The second edition of the francophone film festival with 10 feature films in French, two animations and 10 Ghanaian shorts in competition. There is also a script-writing workshop. For full details...
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African Women in Film Forum

Accra hosts the second African Women’s Film Forum. The theme this year is the creation of social justice content for film and television. On 23 Sept there is the screening of On the Border an...
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Thursday-Films: Full Metal Village

This movie by Sung-Hyung Cho is entitled Full Metal Village and is set in Wacken, a small country village in northern Germany. This tranquil and quiet village is awakened once a year during The Wacken...
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Projection of Fisher of Kids

Goethe hosts the world premiere of the German movie Fisher of Kids by Steven Keen and Bastian Schneider. It tells the true story of James Kofi Annan, who was sold into Ghana´s fishing industry...
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Italian Movie Night during European Union Week

On occasion of the European Union Week, the Italian embassy in Accra proposes an Italian Movie Night with La Seconda Notte di Nozze by Pupi Avati, set in Italy at the end of world war two. Liliana, a...
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Spanish Cinematographic Soirée for European Union Week

On occasion of the European Union Week, the Spanish embassy promotes this cinematographic soiree, which consists of two film screenings of Spanish movies. Las Trece Rosas by Emilio Martínez-L&a...
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Latitude Short Film Screening

This cinema review, entitled Latitude Part 1, is the result of a Pan African Short Film Competition, launched by Goethe-Institut in 2007. The first five contemporary short films by young filmmakers fr...
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Screening of The Educators

21 Feb. This feature film, entitled The Educators (Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei), tells the story of the Berlin-based student Julie, who is hopelessly indebted due because of an accident she caused to...
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Projection of Kweku Ananse

7 Feb. Goethe Institut presents this film premiere, entitled Kweku Ananse, by Johannes Preuß and Friends. This short film tells the adventures of the famous Ghanaian folk character Kweku Anan...
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Projection of Soul Boy

22 Feb. For the series of African film screening, Goethe Institut hosts the projection of Soul Boy, moderated by the filmmaker Zelalem Woldemariam and followed by a public discussion. Set in Nairob...
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Projection of Soul Kitchen

20 Feb. After the two dramatic movies Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, the German-Turkish movie director Fatih Akin presents this comedy, entitled Soul Kitchen. It tells the story of Zinos, a German...

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