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Message from: owner-african-cinema-conference@xc.org (african-cinema-conference@xc.org)
About: Videos from Uganda

Wed, 15 Apr 1998 06:49:51 -0700 (PDT)

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    Originally dated: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 06:49:51 -0700 (PDT)

    > Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:46:29 -0400
    >
    >
    > I got the following message about videos available in Uganda
    > about a week ago, then I wrote him back and asked if I could post it
    > to
    > the listserver. His reply to that is the second part below. Then is
    > a
    > list of the videos that he has.
    > regards, Steve Smith, moderator
    > ----------
    > First message:
    > I am working in partnership with Rev. Dr. Chris Hesse. Chris is
    > the former Managing Director of the Ghana Film Industry Corporation,
    > now privatized. He remains a member of the board. He has access to
    > the rights of the GFIC films listed below with synopses.
    >
    > I have listed also a further 41 local videos, but without
    > synopses,for which we would have to negotiate rights with the
    > individual
    > copyright owners.
    >
    > We are working together at the request of a firm which is
    > assembling a series of African films for a South African TV channel.
    > Both of
    > us have other commitments so the time we can devote to this
    > business is somewhat limited. We also have limited resources.
    >
    > If any of this material is of interest to you I would suggest
    > that you order from us, at cost (pre-paid) single copies for
    > non-commercial
    > use. If, after viewing, you decided to proceed with any titles,
    > we would negotiate with the respective copyright owners to
    > represent them
    > in respect of sales to your company. The advantage to you would
    > be that you would be dealing with a single reliable party in
    > respect of
    > all Ghana videos. Royalty payments would be made to us and we
    > would deduct a commission before passing the payment on to the
    > copyright owner.
    >
    > Chris might have some other items (made on 35mm) up his sleeve,
    > but it might take some time and effort to negotiate rights.
    >
    > Ghana has a major electric power problem at present and we are
    > rationed to five 12-hour periods of mains power per week,
    > sometimes 0600-1800 sometimes 1800-0600. Please therefore be
    > prepared for
    > some delays in replies to e-mail messages.
    >
    > Regards
    > Manu Herbstein
    > Manu Herbstein, P O Box C697, Accra, Ghana.
    > Tel (233 21) 773978 Fax (233 21) 774283
    > E-mail: manuherb@africaonline.com.gh
    > <mailto:manuherb@africaonline.com.gh>
    > ------------
    > Second message:
    > > Steve,
    > > Your message has been sitting in my e-mail in-tray for so long it
    > has
    > > become
    > > a fixture. My apologies: when one is dependant upon a PC and
    > > electricity is
    > > as scarce as it is now in Ghana, priorities have to be established
    > on
    > > somewhat selfish criteria.
    > >
    > > I have expanded the list. The items in the first list (those with
    > > short
    > > synopses) are from the former (now privatized) Ghana Film Industry
    > > Corporation.
    > >
    > > I am not sure what the purpose of this posting is. Please enlighten
    > > me.
    > > Now the caveats. I am really in this line of business, just
    > > interested.
    > > The list is incomplete. My guess is that there might be at least
    > > another 30
    > > films to add. To give just one example, DIABOLO, one of the first
    > > films in
    > > the video boom, is not included as it does not appear on the current
    > > lists
    > > of local commercial vendors.
    > >
    > > I seem to recall that the Goethe Institute in Accra held a seminar
    > > some time
    > > back to discuss issues of film archiving. I hope they achieved
    > > something
    > > since this will be invaluable material for some future historian of
    > > Ghana.
    > > There must be material here for a substantial PhD.
    > >
    > > Please go ahead and post this information. If you give me a credit,
    > > is
    > > there some way in which you can do so without landing a deluge of
    > > enquiries
    > > for single films in my in-tray?
    > > Regards
    > > Manu
    > >
    > > Manu Herbstein, P O Box C697, Accra, Ghana.
    > > Tel (233 21) 773978 Fax (233 21) 774283
    > > E-mail: manuherb@africaonline.com.gh
    > >
    > > TITLE (YEAR OF RELEASE, DURATION) Synopsis
    > > ALL FOR YOU 1996 90 A pretty village girl falls in love with a
    > playboy
    > > student who is only visiting for vacation. One of them ends up
    > paying
    > > heavily for it.
    > > AYA MINNOW 1992 95 The tragic story of a father who wants a "good"
    > man
    > > for his daughter who is bent on having her own way and the house boy
    > > caught in between.
    > > BABY THIEF 1992 118 The wife of a village chief has to have a baby
    > to
    > > help keep the royal status of her husband. And she will go to any
    > length to
    > > do this.
    > > CHILD AT 6.30 1993 100 A young married woman meets her long lost
    > lover
    > > CRACKED ILLUSION 1996 90 A girl whose parents struggle to keep her
    > in
    > > school paints another picture of herself and prefers to live in
    > another
    > > world.
    > > DEDE 1992 118 A young girl who fails to perform the puberty rite
    > faces
    > > the hardship of city life.
    > > ESCAPE TO LOVE 1996 90 A prosperous business man has his life turned
    > > upside down when he falls in love with a poor peasant girl.
    > > FAMILY MAN 1997 90 Complications and tragedy arise after a father
    > > overlooks his commitment to his family.
    > > FOR BETTER FOR WORSE 1995 120 A man who denies paternity of a child
    > > discovers later in life that that may have been his worst mistake in
    > > life
    > > HOUSE OF PAIN 1994 100 When the son of a well to do family
    > compromises
    > > his books for a "good time", a crisis arises between the parents.
    > > LABOUR OF LOVE 1995 90 A brilliant high school boy falls in love
    > with
    > > a beautiful girl who joins the class. But will he succeed in the
    > face of
    > > stiff opposition from his colleagues?
    > > MR. WHITE 1997 100 Can the police with all their limitations be able
    > > to apprehend and unravel the mystery behind the destruction and
    > death of
    > > innocent victims of a drug baron?
    > > PLAY BOY 1994 90 A fresh university graduate in charge of a
    > programme
    > > for teenage pregnancy eradication becomes a victim of his job.
    > > REJECTED 1993 90 An employee of a financial institution is saved by
    > a
    > > son he fails to foster.
    > > RETURNEE 1992 100 A deportee has his belongings stolen, the thief
    > who
    > > has the deportee's identity documents on him gets killed in a car
    > accident
    > > creating a crisis for a whole township.
    > > SCHEMERS 1992 90 The king-makers conspire to make a rich man the
    > Chief
    > > of the village. But can they outwit those who stand for tradition?
    > > THE LOST STOOL 1997 90 The rightful heir to a stool is disqualified
    > > due to a
    > > deformity. And the next-of-kin is lost in the white mans country.
    > What
    > > happens to the stool?
    > > THE OTHER SIDE 1992 100 A successful Chief Executive of a
    > > multinational
    > > textile company has other crooked business dealings and will stop at
    > > nothing to make his plans work.
    > > THE RIGHT TO LOVE 1997 123 A young man survives a murder attempt on
    > > his life. In his investigations, he realises that the culprit is
    > linked to
    > > his father's murder.
    > > TWINKLE OF AN EYE 1996 90 The story of two young couples who are
    > > refused marriage due to differences in their economic status.
    > > WAGES OF SIN 1996 90 A fake evangelist faces exposure of his true
    > > identity in this dramatic and hilarious movie.
    > > ZENA 1997 120 Thirty years after a pregnant girl is deserted by her
    > > lover, strange circumstances bring father and son together.
    > >
    > > 6 LOVERS OF MELODY
    > > A BETTER TOMORROW
    > > ABRANTEE
    > > AGENT
    > > BABA MOLLO
    > > BEYOND SUSPICION
    > > BITTER LOVE
    > > BITTER RESULTS
    > > BORN AGAINST
    > > BROKEN ARROW
    > > BUNSURU
    > > CANDIDATE FOR HELL
    > > COME BACK LUCY
    > > CROSS FIRE
    > > DABIBA
    > > DIMBADO
    > > DIRTY TEARS
    > > DIVINE INTERVENTION
    > > DONDO
    > > FALSE PRETENDER
    > > FATAL DECISION
    > > FATIMA
    > > GHOST TEARS
    > > GIBRALTAR SON
    > > HEART BREAKERS
    > > HE KNOWS
    > > ITíS TOO LATE
    > > JEALOUSY
    > > KISS YOUR WIFE
    > > LADYíS CHOICE
    > > LETíS LOVE AGAIN
    > > LOVERS BLUES
    > > LOVING YOU
    > > MAAMA MIA
    > > MAN WOMAN
    > > MATTA
    > > MATTERS OF THE HEART
    > > MEBA (MY CHILD)
    > > METAMO
    > > MOTHERíS REVENGE
    > > MR T. T.
    > > MUSBIRU
    > > MY SWEETY
    > > NAOMI I & II
    > > NEVER AGAIN
    > > NO ONE KNOWS
    > > NOT WITHOUT
    > > OGBOO PART TWO
    > > OGBOO, PART ONE
    > > ONLY MOTHERS CAN TELL
    > > OUT OF SIGHT
    > > POLICE OFFICER II
    > > PRISONER
    > > RISKY GAME
    > > SACRIFICE
    > > SARAH I & II
    > > SGT. ABEBRESE
    > > SELINA
    > > SID THE GREAT PART ONE
    > > SID THE GREAT PART TWO
    > > STAND BY ME
    > > STEP DAD
    > > SUGAR DADDY
    > > SUPI
    > > TABOO
    > > TEARS OF JOY
    > > THE FRUITS OF TOLERANCE
    > > THE GREAT LUCK
    > > THE THREE PADDYS
    > > THE TWINS
    > > TORNADO
    > > TWIN LOVERS
    > > U TURN
    > > WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
    > > WHO IS TO BLAME
    > > WHO KILLED NANCY
    > > WHOSE FAULT
    > > WOMAN IN LOVE I & II
    > > YOU CANíT LAUGH I & II
    > > YOUNG BLOOD
    >



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