Actress talk show host Joselyn Dumas has shared her heartfelt concern on how Ghanaians rush to cinemas to watch foreign movies and wouldn’t do the same when it’s local movies.
According to her, Nigerians will rush to cinemas to watch anything Nigerian regardless its quality because of their desire to support their own. She continued to say that its amusing when she hear complaints that the industry is not productive whilst people don’t watch even when they release films.
“It’s sad how Ghanaians troop to cinemas to watch foreign movies. Meanwhile Nigerians would troop to watch their own movies whether nice or not, it’s the deep innate to support their own. I laugh when you guys say we’re not producing enough movies. If we did, would you watch?” She lamented.
Dumas went on to express that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture should invest in state owned cinemas across all regions as a contribution to the industry. This is because fans argued that how can they watch films as supporting the industry when there are only two cinemas in Ghana – Accra and Kumasi.
“The support begins with you. We have a couple of directors, producers & actors producing world class movies, great cinematography etc. Also if the private sector/ individuals or government/ @MOTACGhana would invest in state owned cinemas across all regions in Ghana.”
As against the assertion by fans that the “industry is less productive”, “everything they want the government to come in, they can help themselves”, she argued that producers and filmmakers invest all their pennies in making a film, if the film is not patronized, they are unable to work on another as there is no profit to reinvest on a new project.
“Imagine the growth that will bring. We can’t do all it all y ourselves. Already we spend huge amounts of money to produce these movies. How do we make our monies back to invest in other films if you don’t support and watch in cinemas. Its undying support that makes an industry thrive.”
It was a healthy conversation between Joselyn and her followers and I hope it yields positive results.
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