The award-winning Ghanaian actor, Adjetey Anang, popularly known as “Pusher” was dissatisfied with the State of the Creative Arts address delivered by the President regarding the theatres Government should step up and do more for the arts’ industry.
According to him, if the Government has shown a keen interest in the Arts industry, the evidence of its passion for the industry must evidently show in the infrastructure projects they promised.
“Let’s do something concrete. The talk is just too much. With all the passion or desire for the Government to help build the arts industry, we want to see something concrete to give us the hope that what we’re doing will give us the ground to move forward. We need the ultra-modern theatres to facilitate our work as film stakeholders.
“We’re putting in our bit as film stakeholders, so we’re pleading with Government to also do its best to push the arts’ industry.”
Commenting on lack of support from Government for Ghanian movies honoured or nominated in International Awards scheme projecting the country, Adjetey Anang said he gets irritated when the government refuses to assist in such great achievements.
“I get pissed off when people, especially from Government, criticise filmmakers for the film they produce without facts. It’s sometimes discouraging for some of us who struggle to invest our own resources without support from Government.
“If we’ve gotten this FESPACO platform to project the country, the government must see the need to support the filmmaker of that project because it opens up the film market.”
Talking about ‘Keteke’ Movie, Adjetey Anang expressed excitement featuring in the movie.
Keteke, a Ghanaian drama movie released in 2017, portrays the Ghanaian train transportation system was nominated for the Gold standard of Yennenga, which is the overall best film category at the festival.
Peter Sedufia becomes the second Ghanaian director after the legendary Kwaw Ansah of Heritage Africa fame to be nominated in that category in the 50-year history of FESPACO.