OUR CREW

Bio

Victoria Aryee Twum-Gyamrah is an archaeologist, performing artist and art and cultural heritage enthusiast. 

 

I am concerned with creating #StoriesThatMatter, and bringing to the fore the contributions of Ghana and West Africa to human development. Working with the Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, I employ knowledge and skill from my three passions to tutor and add value to the discipline of Archaeology. 

 

Vickee holds an MPhil in Archaeology and a BA in Archaeology and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana.

Rebecca Hesse is an independent filmmaker and a film teacher at NAFTI who has worked with several media and production companies in Ghana as a director, producer and production manager.

I am interested in history, documentary  and ethnographic filmmaking 

contextualized within the issues of representation, race, identity and Pan Africanism, and in how they feed into Ghana's film industry.

Rebecca holds a PhD. in Visual Anthropology from the University of Ghana, a MFA in Documentary Studies & Production from Hofstra University, a BFA in Film Directing from NAFTI and a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

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Daniel K. Azumah is an animator, graphic designer and a product of Achimota Senior High School and the National Film and 

Television Institute (NAFTI).

He is currently teaching animation at NAFTI while developing his own films.

I like to solve problems and extend my help to people where I can, such as by helping young people express themselves freely no matter the limitations that may come their way. Being on the Bɛnpaali team allows me to do just that.

Daniel holds a BFA in Animation from NAFTI.

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Abena Lotus is an educationalist, business woman and humanitarian. She is pursuing a MPhil in Archaeology at the University of Ghana, Legon and serves as a graduate assistant. She also works with several NGOs (INSPYA, Inspiring Young Achievers Network Africa, Reachout World Missions, and Ghana Red Cross Society).

I am a zealous and inquisitive. My interest in understanding human societies and love for volunteerism led me to Bɛnpaali.

Abena holds a MPhil in Archaeology

& Heritage Studies and a BA in Archaeology and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana.

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Zonke Guddah is a researcher of cultural heritage, ethnography, and archaeology. She currently practices at Leventis Digital Resource Centre and has been involved with several archaeological studies across Ghana. Interacting with and learning from people from diverse backgrounds is an element that enriches her progress and personality.

 

Bɛnpaali is a platform that provides the opportunity to experience diverse cultures and to impact society through film and filmmaking. I think of it as an incredible way to involve not just myself and the team but everyone from all over the world. I love films, music, reading books and to travel to learn about other cultures. I believe films simply mirror society by either depicting or predicting human relations and issues. Ultimately, volunteering with Bɛnpaali has helped develop my organizational and presentation skills as an individual.

Zonke holds an MPhil in Archaeology and a B.A in Archaeology with Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Susan Wilcox is an educator, ethnographer, photographer, and designer. Through SEW Consulting, she collaborates with NGOs, foundations, schools and other institutions in the creation of humanizing pedagogy and projects. She previously held a teaching/research appointment at the University of Ghana, Legon (Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies). 

Bɛnpaali is sweet synergy of my love for art and culture, young people's power, Pan Africanism, and justice.

 

Susan holds a EdD in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College (Columbia), an EdM in Educational Technology from Harvard University and a BFA in Communications Design & Photography from Parsons School of Design.