Actress Lydia Forson couldn’t attend (FESPACO), Africa’s largest film festival in Burkina Faso to witness the screening of ‘Keteke’ a Ghanaian feature film she played lead role.
Lydia told the BBC’s Newsday that she is not at the festival because she relied on the government to fund her trip to the festival.
“As most festivals go, usually the director or the producer is invited and then you rely on sponsorship mostly from the state or from corporate entities to you know get a whole team to go and support you,” she said.
“Over the years we source for these funds ourselves but this year I was you know, with our current government, you know pushing the creative arts agenda. I was determined to make a statement that a lot of times there’s what politicians say and then there is what they do. So, we decide to go through the right process, were we sent letters and all of that”.
According to award winning actress, Ghana’s movie industry has ‘a long way to go’ in Ghana because of such funding constraints.