1. This sequence of commentary on spirits of ancestors from Archbishop Peter Sarpong, a pioneer in introducing African culture into Christian worship (see vimeo.com/7347271), takes off from footage of ceremonies opening the King of Akuapem's monthly Council Meeting in Akropong, Ghana (see vimeo.com/9228758). (Though an ancient institution, it's the equivalent of an American "town meeting" discussing issues of water supply, etc., and on this occasion, also the problem of "curses" in day-to-day life.)

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  2. A brief passage from our forthcoming film, "African Christianity Rising: Stories from Ghana," a two-part series with "Stories from Zimbabwe." © 2010 James Ault Productions. Produced and directed by Jim Ault, Camera: Tom Hurwitz, Sound: Francis Kwakye, Edited by Kate Purdie (and Jean Bouciaut). Filming Madame Akotowaa's work in this village, which took up much of the day, and ranged from gathering herbs while advising villagers about how to keep their stream water clean, to cleansing the village of bad feelings and angry spirits in a rite of sacrifice and cleansing, made a memorable impression on everyone. Everyone was called from wherever they were--out in the fields, wherever--to be washed in the carefully prepared mixture. We've edited fuller vignettes of her work that day which will be available as "extras" on the films' DVDs and eventually posted online.

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  3. A portrait of now retired Archbishop Peter Kwesi Sarpong, who was pioneer in introducing African culture into worship in his Diocese of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. Sarpong was one of our main on-camera commentators for our full-length documentary just released: AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY RISING--STORIES FROM GHANA. For details, visit our website: jamesault.com.

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