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AWUDU THE TRAFFIC COP

For over twenty years, Awudu has lived on the street—and worked there, too, as a traffic cop. With his self-made stop sign and a safety vest someone gifted him, he stands day after day in downtown Accra, directing traffic in Ghana’s capital city. Surrounded by traffic jams and exhaust fumes, Awudu scrounges a little money from passers-by. It’s not much to live on. Still, he hasn’t given up on his big dream of becoming a real traffic cop with the local police force.

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AWUDU THE TRAFFIC COP

For over twenty years, Awudu has lived on the street—and worked there, too, as a traffic cop. With his self-made stop sign and a safety vest someone gifted him, he stands day after day in downtown Accra, directing traffic in Ghana’s capital city. Surrounded by traffic jams and exhaust fumes, Awudu scrounges a little money from passers-by. It’s not much to live on. Still, he hasn’t given up on his big dream of becoming a real traffic cop with the local police force.

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FILMMAKERS

Director Shakiru Akinyemi
Director of Photography Joseph F. Doe
Editor Joseph F. Doe, Shakiru Akinyemi, Mahzouba Maya Faal
Assistant Director Rassie Bah
Camera Assistant Mahzouba Maya Faal
Sound Kelvin C. Thompson
Production Manager Eunice Nelly Tequah
Drone Shots Flex Multimedia

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FILMMAKERS

Director

Shakiru Akinyemi

Director of Photography

Joseph F. Doe

Editor

Joseph F. Doe, Shakiru Akinyemi, Mahzouba Maya Faal

Assistant Director

Rassie Bah

Camera Assistant

Mahzouba Maya Faal

Sound

Kelvin C. Thompson

Production Manager

Eunice Nelly Tequah

Drone Shots

Flex Multimedia

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FILM INFORMATION

Type Documentary
Length 25:05 min.
Language Englisch / Twi with English subtitles
Country of origin Ghana
Year 2019

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FILM INFORMATION

Filmart

Dokumentarfilm

Filmlänge

25:05 Min.

Sprache

Englisch / Twi mit englischen Untertiteln

Entstehungsland

Ghana

Entstehungsjahr

2019

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GHANA

Ghana (officially the Republic of Ghana), with its approximately 29 million inhabitants, gained independence from Great Britain in 1957. Ghana borders Ivory Coast in the west, Togo in the east, and shares an inland border with Burkina Faso in the north. The capital city of Accra lies in the south along the Atlantic coast and is home to more than two million people. The official language is English, but another 70 languages are spoken throughout the country.
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Much has been done for education in Ghana, where basic schooling is compulsory. In 2019, the literacy rate was 79%, but poverty continues to impact education and health, especially in rural regions.
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Ghana has a diverse media landscape, and criticism of the government is possible. Ghana ranked 30th out of 180 countries on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published by Reporters without Borders.

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GHANA

Ghana (officially the Republic of Ghana), with its approximately 29 million inhabitants, gained independence from Great Britain in 1957. Ghana borders Ivory Coast in the west, Togo in the east, and shares an inland border with Burkina Faso in the north. The capital city of Accra lies in the south along the Atlantic coast and is home to more than two million people. The official language is English, but another 70 languages are spoken throughout the country.
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Much has been done for education in Ghana, where basic schooling is compulsory. In 2019, the literacy rate was 79%, but poverty continues to impact education and health, especially in rural regions.
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Ghana has a diverse media landscape, and criticism of the government is possible. Ghana ranked 30th out of 180 countries on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published by Reporters without Borders.