INTERVIEW: There’s a lack of respect for the movie industry, funding is the biggest challenge – Lydia Forson

The bubbling and outspoken Ghanaian actress speaks to the BBC Newsday regarding the challenges the movie industry faces each year. Lydia Forson was part of the main characters for the hit movie; Keteke by Ghanaian filmmaker, Peter Sedufia starring other equally renowned actors such as Adjetey Anang, Joseph Otsiman et al.

Watch the trailer for Keteke below.

Lydia reiterated that the major challenges faced by the movie industry are funding and respect for it, hence, corporate Ghana isn’t willing to push money into movie projects. Due to that most of the productions are funded by the producers themselves. Although Keteke was successful, the actors in the movie took a pay cut because they believed in the script and had to do that to execute it well.

Keteke has so far been shown at popular film festivals like Cape Town Film Festival and nominated for Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) et al. She pointed out that even though their generation is making more money through movies as compared to the past, there is still a long way to go.

Listen to the full interview below:

Lydia Forson interviewed on the BBC


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