SHOWING TODAY: ‘British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation’ – The powerful investigative documentary

‘British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation’ – The powerful investigative documentary

by filmmaker Pamela Sakyi.
Lost In Translation Advert_Dec2015Following the TV documentary broadcast success, SparkleLight Productions & OH TV are proud to announce the first theatrical screening event of ‘British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation’, on Saturday 12th December 2015 at 7pm at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Followed by a Q&A with Ortis Deley (The Gadget Show, Channel 5), Dentaa Amoateng (GUBA CEO), The Rt Hon. Lord Paul Boateng, Naomi Fletcher (Founder, Ghanaian Language School) and the Writer-Director, Pamela Sakyi. This event will be hosted by Claire Clottey (Bang Radio).

‘British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation’ is the debut feature-length documentary, produced by British Ghanaian documentary filmmaker Pamela Sakyi (SparkleLight Productions). This documentary highlights the effects of the growing decline in 2nd and 3rd generations of British Ghanaians being able to speak Ghanaian languages fluently, in London.

Inspired by his own lack of fluency in a Ghanaian language, presenter Ortis Deley is intrigued by the stories of other successful British Ghanaians, who aren’t all fluent Ghanaian language speakers either. Ortis aims to encourage Ghanaians everywhere in Britain, to learn their languages and therefore further embrace their heritage and cultural identity.

Ronke Lawal, Founder of Ariatu Public Relations, had this to say about the documentary: “[Lost In Translation] is providing a good history lesson; how indigenous languages are being lost in translation. I can totally relate to many of the stories of the contributors. I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary and I hope more people support it.”

This event will be taking place at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre at 7pm Saturday 12th December.
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX
Telephone: +44 (0)208 365 5450

Tickets are now available via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-ghanaians-lost-in-translation-film-showing-tickets-18814616023

You can watch the official film trailer via YouTube:

For more information visit facebook.com/britishghanaianslostintranslation
or via Twitter @BritishGH_LIT, @SparkleLightPro, @OHTV #LostInTranslation

4 Comments on SHOWING TODAY: ‘British Ghanaians: Lost In Translation’ – The powerful investigative documentary

  1. Gosh! I can so relate to this documentory! While I think I can speak my local language, moving around the City of Accra is another story because Twi is not a language I grew up speaking so it can make life a little difficult.

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