ON THE MOVE 4 short films about the challenges facing young people in West Africa
by filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia (2017)

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

The majority of people in West Africa are between 14 and 24 years of age. What is life like for this young generation? What challenges do they face? What are their hopes? Inspired by these questions, filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia created four short films about young people on the move.
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The ON THE MOVE project brought together eight filmmakers to develop concepts and generate screenplays during a week-long workshop. At the same time, they received training in how to run their own film workshops and teach others about the role of media in society.

They had a chance to put their training to work the following week, when 24 new participants joined the project under the guidance of the eight instructors.
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Following this training, the participants created two documentaries and two fictional films, which were shown on television and in pop-up cinema tours throughout Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia.

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU

YOUNG PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA

The majority of people in West Africa are between 14 and 24 years of age. What is life like for this young generation? What challenges do they face? What are their hopes? Inspired by these questions, filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia created four short films about young people on the move.
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The ON THE MOVE project brought together eight filmmakers to develop concepts and generate screenplays during a week-long workshop. At the same time, they received training in how to run their own film workshops and teach others about the role of media in society. They had a chance to put their training to work the following week, when 24 new participants joined the project under the guidance of the eight instructors.
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Following this training, the participants created two documentaries and two fictional films, which were shown on television and in pop-up cinema tours throughout Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia.

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