Future Remembrance - Photography and Image Arts in Ghana - A film by Tobias Wendl and Nancy du Plessis (Germany 1998 - 54 min.)
In the small fishing towns of Ghana, the photographer's studio is the place to go. To get "snapped" - wearing the latest fashion, or posing with a long lost friend. Carrying the tools of your trade. For "future remembrance", to show how that dress was so becoming, how durable the friednship, how you made your living. So that everybody will remember you.
"Future Remebrance portrays a vibrant range of contemporary and historical images by artists and photographers in Ghana - thusfar almost as little shown outside of Ghana as they are widely known and popular there. While glancing through the history of Black & White photography in Ghana, the film focuses on present-day visual practices of studio photographers and the impact of their work on contemporary image arts.
Future Remembrance features photographers and artists Nelson Ankruma Events, Joseph K. Davies, Philip Kwame Apagya, Stephen Zanoo, Kwame Akoto Almighty, Yaw Nkrabeah, Daniel A. Jasper, John K. Assan, Azey, Wofa & Louis Ankra and Alfred Six. Research funding from the German Research Fondation DFG.
Contact: Tobias Wendl, African Arts and Visual Cultures, Institute of Art History, Free University of Berlin, Koser Str. 20, 14195 Berlin. Tobias.email@example.com.
"Future Remembrance" received the following awards:
1999 Winning Film. Preis für den Film Future Remembrance. 26th Athens Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio
1999 Winning Film. Auszeichnung für den Film Future Remembrance. Vitas Festival, UCLA Film & Folklore Association, Los Angeles.
1998 Prix Reportage Photographique. Preis für den Film Future Remembrance, Festival du film d’art, Unesco, Paris.
1998 Premio Communitá Montana Colline del Fiora. Preis für den Film Future Remembrance, Maremma Doc Festival, Pitigliano.
1998 Prize for the Best Anthropological Documentary. Preis für den Film Future Remembrance. International Documentary Festival, Pärnu.
1998 Prix Planète. Preis für den Film Future Remembrance, 17. Bilan du Film ethnographique, Musée de l’Homme, Paris.