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This workshop was initiated in 2007. It was so successful that we made it an integral component of the festival. So far, twelve short films have been produced giving unique insights into how young people perceive Ghana’s environmental challenges. Support for this component of the festival this year, has come from the Danish Centre for Culture and Development, Denmark and the Australian High Commission in Ghana.

While presenting a fabulous selection of films on environmental and social issues, the festival has increasingly identified the role of young people making videos about their own environmental concerns, in public outreach.



This year, EFFA’s Young Film Makers workshop has once again produced some exciting video shorts looking at the environment through the eyes of young people. It is also the occassion for a unique collaboration with Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth and Ananseman Playhouse. Projects taking place in both Ghana and Denmark include creative workshops and exchange of films and personnel.

Sixteen young students from schools across the capital gathered at the Creative Storm Studios and over three weeks of intense immersion in story telling, acting and film craft learned how to bring their stories about the environment to life.

The workshop participants have come from the following schools in Accra; Association International Community  School, He Reigns International School, Dansoman A & B Community Basic School, Presec Basic Staff School, St. Mary’s Girls Basic School.

The films produced during this year workshop include:

The Rap: Three friends rap about life, misunderstanding and dishonesty.

Issa Burns Tyres : Issa burns car tyres for the copper wires in them.
An old man advises him that the work is bad.

The News at 6pm: From EFFA studios, the town of Asem Beba has polluted it’s only drinking water; the river Nframa and there is an outbreak of cholera.

Kojo the Miner and the forest called Gon: A hapless farmer finds gold whilst weeding his farm!

Dede and the Mosquito: A dance drama about how a successful kenkey seller neglects to keep her surrounding clean.

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EFFA 2013 REPORT

2013 ReportWe are pleased to report on the ninth edition of the annual international Environmental Film Festival of Accra held from 28 June to 5 July 2013. Over 300 people including several school children gathered at KAMA Conference Center for the launch with its focus on health and the environment.

 

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EFFA FILM WORKSHOP

Children from Accra, Cape Coast and the Volta region were selected to participate in the Young Film Makers Workshops. This year they learned to make mixed media art pieces on the environment and take photographs, in addition to making a film on the environment.

 

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THE ENVIRONMENT FORUM

The forum focused on three thematic areas: Climate Change, Degraded Environment & Flooding, Water and Sanitation and Natural Resources in plenary and small group discussions. Presentations by leaders in the field introduced the key issues.

 

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FREE MALARIA TESTING

A major highlight of EFFA 2013 was the free malaria testing for members of the public that took place at the Freedom and Justice Park, Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

 

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