by Joana Mantey.
A film festival in Ghana’s capital is highlighting issues on the environment, with special focus on videos produced by children.
Films being screened at the festival are from Africa and elsewhere. The video reports by children, however, all come from Ghana. This is the second time children are taking part in the program which started nine years ago by non-profit group Creative Storm.
One of the group’s managers, Mawuli Afatsiawo, said the participation of children is meant to encourage the predominantly youthful population of Ghana to express their thoughts on the environment through films. “Most of the time, we hear the experts talking about things on the environment but hardly do we hear about the views of children,” he said.
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