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Ghanavision

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  • Title: Ghanavision
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Bongout
  • Format: Book
  • Price: €19,50EU (incl. 7% VAT)€18,22non-EU

“Since the 1980's Ghana has found a home for moving pictures within moving cinemas. The African cities, towns and villages are the backdrops to these traveling productions, which include a TV, a VCR, an electric generator and a truck to take them there.
The success of these movies are greatly influenced by the grandeur of their posters. These advertisements entice you by their portrayals of monsters, superheros, half naked women, gore and violence. The traveling cinemas introduce the people of Ghana to a wide scope of films, from huge blockbusters, all the way down to underrated and nearly forgotten. You will find high action Hollywood productions, Kung Fu movies out of Hong Kong, as well as local debuts from African filmmakers. The numerous poster artists, at times, have to naively create fantasy spaces from seeing only a few film stills. They are painted on used flour sacks, usually two stitched together.
Ghanavision was published as an extended edition of Ghana Movie Posters which sold out in 2008. Texts are in German, English and French. This book documents the collections of Dr. W. Stäbler and Bongout.“