The Making Of Kwame Nkrumah

by Isaac Arko Inkum

Publisher: Victor Kwegyir

Publication Date: September 27, 2018

ISBN: 9781999850968

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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It is an experiential story of how seven young people developed an idea to do a movie on the life of a great African Personality: Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The book documents the genesis of the movie project and how this young team carried out primary and secondary research to understand the personality of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first black man to win independence for his country. The book details the engagement this young team had with resourceful people who provided them with materials and information on Nkrumah and his contemporaries. More so, the challenges of filmmaking encountered by the group are highlighted in the book. Some of the interviews and interactions captured in the book are discussions with Nkrumah’s daughter, personal photographer, friends, and ministers. Also, discussions with renowned researchers, film directors, and film companies are carefully chronicled. Albeit, the intention of this young team is to do a movie on Nkrumah; however, the book reveals the backstory of how the entire project began and the difficulties that were encountered in the process of doing a movie that has never been done. It is an unusual happening for young people to dedicate six years of their life to embark on an adventure that many doubted was possible. Nonetheless, their faith and determination to realize this dream inspired them to persevere and work hard, and this book simply tells the story of these young people who abandoned everything to pursue their dream of doing a movie on the Man of the Millennium: Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a great leader that Africa once had.