Lights, camera, action in Liberian refugee camp in Ghana
Posted On November 24, 2007
From the World Vision radio program, the story of a bustling film industry at a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana. Films are written, cast, directed and produced in the camp and shown in small “theaters” on television sets, but the Royal Liberian Film Company has great ambitions.
It’s “lights, action, camera” in a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana. Small, shoestring production companies are making movies and videos starring refugees themselves and then showing them at small, makeshift movie houses in the camps. Producers say the videos are more than just entertainment. They often talk of divided families and tribal conflicts then show ways of dealing with it. The actors and producers hope their work some day will rekindle a fledging film industry in Liberia shattered by civil war.