Young Film Makers Workshop
The festival has increasingly identified the role of young people discussing and making videos about their own environmental concerns. Over the years, a range of films have been produced on sanitation, climate change, food hygiene, noise pollution and environmental preservation. These films have been highly effective at reaching the public and have been screened at the festival launch, Open Air Community Screenings, festivals and schools. After the festival, the films are duplicated as DVD’s and distributed to schools and youth organizations across the country. The hugely popular film by ‘The Environmental Patrol Group’ about cleaning the Korle Lagoon was also screened on the Environment Channel Television Series on Ghana Television. Not only are the young people involved in making the films touched by the festival. Their peers and public at large are also motivated by the films which raise issues about the environment from the perspective of young people.
This year, the festival will work with children to produce two films and screen, ‘Stop the Menace. Save our Coast, made with school children in Central Region about their maritime environment.
Date and Place to be announced on 27 November 2017.