The Environmental film festival of Accra, was once again a resounding success.

 

This year’s festival brought over thirty films on environmental and social issues to Accra’s popular cultural venues. These included the internationally acclaimed film on climate change, Weather Report, award winning documentaries, One Degree Matters, and Connecting Delta Cities, and a series of environmental shorts. The film selection also included Beneath the Blue, the fast paced ‘environmental thriller’ and Ghana’s Electronic Waste, made with support from the French Embassy in Ghana. There were equally fascinating films about the impact of global food industry, air pollution, on wildlife, energy conservation and, Stop the Noise!, an original production from the festival’s Young Film Makers Workshop.
Over eight hundred school children from Accra schools attended two children's screenings and workshops at British Council and Wildlife Society and engaged in spirited discussions about wildlife preservation in Ghana. 

One of this year’s highlights was the open air cinema at Budumburam Refugee Settlement on the outskirts of Accra. The event  recorded over 1000, people, the festival’s biggest audience so far. The event started in the afternoon with a concert by Mastretta, the chart topping Spanish Band and local artists with screening of environmental films throughout the evening. Mastretta described the concert at Budumburam as ‘one of the most memorable of their career’. Before the show, Mastretta interacted  with the local community and gave an impromptu performance to children of the settlement. A memorable event.
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