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Real Life Film Festival 2007
Seconde édition, organisée grâce au succès et aux soutiens remportés par la première édition en 2006.

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Following a highly successful first annual Real Life Documentary Film Festival in Accra in Ghana in May 2006, to which several filmmakers and organizations gave their support, the organizers of the festival hereby propose another event scheduled for June 2nd-8th 2007.
We intend to strengthen our ambitions in the 2nd Real Life Documentary Festival in Accra, 2007. During that year, Ghana will be celebrating its 50 years of Independence as well as 200th anniversary of British Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These two anniversaries and the year long festivities planned by the government and non-governmental communities gives Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival significant contexts within which to strengthen our objectives as well as show more historical films on independence movements in the Pan-African world while developing a broader audience base.
Apart from inviting documentary filmmakers from around the world, our program will encompass high school teachers and children, young filmmakers in film schools from several African countries, as well as integrating African television stations. Real Life Pan-African Documentary Festival will also establish privileged relationships with other festivals on similar themes.

Special feature by Francis Ameyibor (Africine.org) (2nd June 2007) :

The second edition of the annual Pan African
Documentary Film Festival slated for Ghana has been
launched in Accra.

The festival, to be hosted at four venues in Accra
from June 2nd to 8th and Kumasi from June 11 to 17, is
being organised by Real Life Production.

It is part of a series festivals proposed by the West
African Documentary Forum, an organisation that dwells
on the developing, archiving and exhiubition
documentaries within the West African sub-region.

Ms Lydia Diakhate Cordinator of Real Life Production
stated at a media briefing to herald the festival
that, special project which captures Ghana’s 50
Independence Anniversary celebration as well as the
200th anniversary of the abolition of Trans Atlantic
Slave Trade would be featured.

These two anniversaries and the year-long festival
planned by the government and non-governmental
organisations would give real life documentary film
festival significant contexts within which to
strengthen the objectives and show more historical
films.

She noted that the project had been divided into three
sections, first part would focus on international
list of films, followed by works of students of film
schools and then high school students who would
display documentary photographic works.

Mrs Diakhate stressed that there was the need to
develop archives to serve as a store of films and
photos of African creative works.

She noted that very often producers of films and
documentaries had to depend on the archives of
European countries to do projects on Africa.

« Africa is losing her historical and documentary
features and it was high time the necessary steps were
taken to keep what-ever the people produced out of
their ingenuity in our archives, » she said.

She said theatres in most countries on the continent
had collapsed, therefore documentaries had become
appropriate means to project films on Africa and other
photos relevant to the cultures of the people.

English

Following a highly successful first annual Real Life Documentary Film Festival in Accra in Ghana in May 2006, to which several filmmakers and organizations gave their support, the organizers of the festival hereby propose another event scheduled for June 2nd-8th 2007.
We intend to strengthen our ambitions in the 2nd Real Life Documentary Festival in Accra, 2007. During that year, Ghana will be celebrating its 50 years of Independence as well as 200th anniversary of British Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These two anniversaries and the year long festivities planned by the government and non-governmental communities gives Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival significant contexts within which to strengthen our objectives as well as show more historical films on independence movements in the Pan-African world while developing a broader audience base.
Apart from inviting documentary filmmakers from around the world, our program will encompass high school teachers and children, young filmmakers in film schools from several African countries, as well as integrating African television stations. Real Life Pan-African Documentary Festival will also establish privileged relationships with other festivals on similar themes.