Lorenzo Maccotta

Ghally-kumawood

The Ghana film industry, known as Ghallywood, was once the pride of Africa and is today marked by a decline in production. Kumawood has taken its place: the new industry thriving in the city of Kumasi, churns out at least ten low-budget films a month, shooted in ordinary locations, especially villages with non-professional actors who almost completely improvise dialogues in the Twi language, the driving force behind the success of these productions.