From Toronto-based director Gabrielle Zilkha comes The Jews of Ghana: From the Four Corners of the Earth, which follows a remote Ghanaian community known as the Sefwis, who have been practicing Judaism for centuries, and who only recently (over the last 20 years) learn that they weren’t alone, with millions of people around the world also following the very same religion.
The film will document their journey of discovery, which includes their very first trip to Israel.
The filmmakers successfully raised close to $16,000 via Kickstarter last year, which went into launching production of the film, which I’m now told is ongoing currently, and will likely continue into early 2014 when the above initial trip to Israel will happen.
I am sitting in on a health lecture at a Ghanaian function. They actually have info on West African food. The reactions from the audience are funny. Details later.
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If her face didn’t tell me she was Ghanaian, her scar did. She is gorgeous.
Why should you support our project?
Because Ghana needs people who dare to dream — problem-solvers, designers, creative trendsetters, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists, artists, startup founders, activists. Many Ghanaians who fit these descriptions can be found outside of the country, but what are we doing to encourage people who are already here? It’s no longer the time to say to Ghana’s problems, “Well, that’s just the way it is.” It’s not okay anymore to simply wish for better.
There are a number of Ghanaians who have already risen to the challenge of making the country better in some way, but who says we don’t need more?
Please support our initiative which is happening this summer. It’s more than “arts and crafts” or a fun way to spend a few days.
We want to get people thinking, dreaming, and creating.
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I know these people, so help please. lol.
two hours later, my shito is ready!
made it from scratch…. dried fish, peppers, ginger, onion, oil, spices. mmm!
craving ghanaian food at midnight!