Afripedia Exclusives: Ghana
'Afripedia,' Stocktown Film's 5-part documentary series on African creatives, share exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Accra, Ghana.
All photos are Copyright of Stocktown Films
Photos by Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft & Senay Berhe
Afripedia [af-ri-pee-dee-uh] is a new platform and forum for African creatives from Swedish production collective Stocktown. When we first reported on the project back in October, Afripedia had recently launched its first venture, a five-part mini documentary series that aired on Swedish Television (SVT Kunskapskanalen). Shot in Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa, each episode dedicates itself to shedding light on work from a group of creatives within each of those countries. The team is currently producing one more episode in North Africa and has plans to release a full-length documentary in 2016. The first five episodes of the series will be available to watch online in 2015. Until then, the folks at Stocktown have given us a special behind-the-scenes look at Afripedia, which we've been rolling out all week.
So far we've seen photos from Angola, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire. Today Stocktown shares a closer look at their time in Ghana, where the team linked with painter/performance artist/Afrogallonism mastermind Serge Attukwei Clottey, Accra bike collective Circus Ghana, nostalgic afro-soul singer/style-guru Jojo Abot (who we previously featured in our First Look Friday series), Rex Cinema filmmaker Akosua Adoma, fearless singer-songwriter/motorcyclist Noella Wiyaala, and more. Read more on Afripedia's Ghana episode via Stocktown here and see above for behind-the-scenes shots from Accra.