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Stories That Matter

4-6 June

Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, University of Ghana / NAFTI

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Photos by row from top left: 1) Musah Swallah discussing the painting he created for our inaugural Festival - 2) Opening discussion with Loira Limbal, Susan Wilcox & Kodzo Gavua - 3) Rev. Dr. Chris Hesse at Awards Ceremony - 4) Mawuli Dagadu interviewing Loira Limbal (Firelight Media) - 5) A speaker from the audience -

6) Kodzo Gavua (former Dean of the School of Arts, University of Ghana, Legon

Heritage represents what we value from the past and what we want to project forward.

Kodzo Gavua

Professor, Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, University of Ghana (Legon)


Art, especially film, helps us understand how the world feels.

Loira Limbal

Vice President, Firelight Media (NYC)


Our inaugural festival encouraged artists to give voice to their lives by exploring these questions:

  • What are stories from your everyday life?

  • What are the issues that matter to you?

  • What are the stories of today that may influence your future?

2015 Festival Awardees

Kwame Nkrumah Award for Visionary CreativityFofo Gavua, Sophie

Yaa Asantewaa Award for Blazing New PathsFrancis Yushau Brown, Agorkokli

Theodosia Okoh Award for National Unity - Fiona Worlanyo Ansah, Dear Valentine

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