MAKE A DIFFERENCE 6 short films about activism and community engagement
by filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, and The Gambia (2019)

Slide - Mahzouba Maya Faal, The Gambia “In Africa, there are a lot of stories that don’t get told. And many voices that don’t get heard.”
Slide - Matilda Dogbatsey, Ghana “I don’t have a university degree. My WELTFILME certificate is my professional qualification.” Slide - G-Othello Zordyu, Liberia “In Liberia, there’s no major TV station, no local film industry and, above all, no educational opportunities for young people to learn film. I want to inform and train the next generation.” Slide - Luther N. Mafalleh, Liberia “WELTFILME gave me the confidence to do things
in my own way.”
Slide - Luther N. Mafalleh, Liberia “Film and television are such powerful tools for drawing
the public’s attention to
important social issues.”
Slide - Luther N. Mafalleh, Liberia “WELTFILME has opened doors
for me that I didn’t even know existed.”
Slide - Fatou Ndure, The Gambia “The first days of the workshop were such an amazing experience. There was so much to take in, so many things to learn.” Slide - Alex Asare, Ghana “WELTFILME — they’re just really good. They’re wonderful people. And they’ve got to keep doing this.” Slide - Alex Asare, Ghana “Most of the media focuses only on the ugly parts of Africa — on war and disasters. I want people to see the real Africa.” Slide - Matilda Dogbatsey, Ghana “My training with WELTFILME helped me, as a woman, to assert myself in a male-dominated profession.”

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU

EVERYDAY HEROES

How can an individual effect change and make society a little bit better? 36 filmmakers from Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia took up this question precisely in the MAKE A DIFFERENCE project.
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In close cooperation with YMCA Ghana, these new filmmakers received training in screenwriting, camera work and film editing. They then produced six short films exploring social change. Through documentary and fiction, the participants tell their stories on issues like democracy, human rights, environmental justice, and entrepreneurship.

The project is also part of a larger initiative to build a media centre and film school in Accra, where Ghanaian film instructors pass on their knowledge by teaching film courses for the YMCA Ghana.
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The MAKE A DIFFERENCE films are available on DVD and have been shown on television and in pop-up cinema tours in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, and Togo. They have also received screenings at numerous festivals.

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU

EVERYDAY HEROES

How can an individual effect change and make society a little bit better? 36 filmmakers from Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia took up this question precisely in the MAKE A DIFFERENCE project.
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In close cooperation with YMCA Ghana, these new filmmakers received training in screenwriting, camera work and film editing. They then produced six short films exploring social change. Through documentary and fiction, the participants tell their stories on issues like democracy, human rights, environmental justice, and entrepreneurship. The project is also part of a larger initiative to build a media centre and film school in Accra, where Ghanaian film instructors pass on their knowledge by teaching film courses for the YMCA Ghana.

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The MAKE A DIFFERENCE films are available on DVD and have been shown on television and in pop-up cinema tours in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, and Togo. They have also received screenings at numerous festivals.

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