Accra 2012: Media Project in Agbogbloshie

Agbogbloshie, also kown as “Sodom und Gomorrha”, is the biggest slum in Ghanas capital Accra. The electrical waste from Europe is transported to that place where people, especially children, are trying to recycle valuable material out of this waste. The school children from Agbogbloshie are totally motivated and achieve the best exams in this whole area.

In this sorrounding Prof. Dr. Bea Lundt carried out a media project in cooperation with the film maker Johannes Preuß and six students from the Europe-University of Flensburg in October 2012. The focus of the project was the Akan figure „Kweku Ananse“, known as the trickser in several West African narrations.

The idea was to transfer a famous Ananse story into the childrens‘ sorrounding in Agbogbloshie. And the result was awesome: The children created a totally new story, telling about the desire of having access to food inbetween this surrounding of filth. At the same time this story communicates a exhortation against egoism.

Pictures of the project

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The movie: Ananse and the magical Bowl in Agbogbloshie