Voices from Africa

Voices from Africa

Stemmen van Afrika published my article on why I made MULTIVERSE Ghana!
They are a Dutch online platform devoted to having voices from Africa reach the Dutch public.

So if you happen to be able to read Dutch… check it out!
They share really interesting linguistic knowledge on everything concerning African languages, I can definitely recommend following them.

MULTIVERSE Ghana – time to reveal the trailer!

Finally the time has come to present to you the trailer of MULTIVERSE Ghana!

Spread the word, show the love, big things are about to happen…

Keep track of this blog if you’d like to hear where, when or how you will be able to watch the full documentary in the near future.

Science in Ghana | an overview

 

Research RoomIt is exactly one year ago since I stepped out of the plane on Kotoka airport in Accra, Ghana. At that time it was very dark outside. I could barely see where I had arrived exactly. I was on a quest to track down Ghanaian scientists, hoping that they could share their thoughts on science and creativity. The Ghanaian way of dealing with challenges and problem-solving is one to watch.

A year after date I present you my overview article. You can find it here.

The film will follow.

Have a taste | five

Kalbeo Chief

I briefly wrote about the Chief of the Kalbeo community before, but now he is featured in another “Have a taste”.

It was at the end of an intensive shooting day and he wanted to mention a very special trip he had made. However he didn’t want to continue the full story, as he rightfully noted: “You need more time”. Which to me symbolizes what I felt when I visited everyone I visited in Ghana. It would be great to be able to follow people and collect their stories over a period of time a little longer than this.

This Chief speaks English, so no translation needed!

Have a taste | four

Mr. Aaron T. Asare

While going about my usual editing business I came across footage I shot when I did not feel so good, to say the least. It was the day when I met Mr. Aaron T. Asare and his MPhil student Samuel Acheampong, who, together with colleagues, built capacity in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology within the University of Cape Coast. Currently, to study and improve pineapple and cowpea (black eyed pea) crops.

They were most kind, again to say the least. Aaron made sure, after we finished shooting that day, that I was well fed and had a comfortable multiple hour journey from Cape Coast back to Accra.

This was the day I was introduced to ‘the Ford’ as mode of transportation: Ford vans that contain airconditioning and generally couples or small groups of white backpackers on their way back to the airport after most probably having resided in one of the resorts owned by their nationals in or around Cape Coast.

The Ford did the job perfectly; it was cool and fast. However there were some close calls along the way as the driver managed to put the car back to our lane just in time for us not to have a head on confrontation with cars going where we came from, or some other sort of confrontation with the car we were just passing. I could hear fellow foreigners’ heartbeats skipping. I, myself, was actually too busy meditating my nausea away. Although, I too could have cared less.

Anyway enough about Ghanaian traffic, I would like to introduce to you Mr. Aaron T. Asare, he will do the rest…