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A documentary about "grown folks talk" in Ghana set to the electrifying and brave new sounds of Accra's indie music scene.
73 backers pledged $5,177 to help bring this project to life.

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Gbaa Mi Sané means Talk to Me. This Ga language is spoken throughout the greater region of Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

Gbaa Mi Sané (Talk to Me) looks at life in the West African city through compelling conversations and the magic-mojo music of a diverse group of young people who call Accra home.

INTRODUCTION

We are ACCRA [dot] ALT - a cultural network in Accra, Ghana - that links independent Ghanaian artists to emerging artists across the globe. We produce annual art and music festivals that exhibit the exciting work of Ghanaian artists for the world to see.

We also host The Talk Party Series (TPS), a monthly film and discussion series for young folks to explore topics such as pop art, class privilege, sexuality, aid and debt, religion and Afro-futurism. Going more than two years strong, TPS draws up to 150 people per month. These dialogues provide critical space for young people to voice alternative perspectives, engage in new ideas and projects together, and hear fresh live music by some pretty dope artists. 

THE COALITION AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA IN GHANA

THE PROJECT

 ACCRA [dot] ALT is teaming up with REDD Kat Pictures (an Accra-based production company) to produce Gbaa Mi Sané. This 20-minute documentary offers an intimate look inside The Talk Party Series by exploring frank, open conversations between young people living and working in Ghana.

Here an eclectic consortium of artists, media creatives, returnees, expatriates, students and tourists gather the last Friday of each month at a food joint in the heart of Accra to discuss issues that matter to them. By creating awareness around homophobia and sexism, poverty and debt, and religious conflict in Ghana, this film documents how young people are finding collaborative solutions to truly deep matters.

TALK PARTY PARTICIPANTS

The Talk Party Series discussions are set to a brave, infectious soundtrack of emerging artists lighting up the Accra indie scene (Wanlov the Kobolor, M3NSA, Efya, A.R.T., Oga Chuxx, Yaa Pono, Lady Jay, Jojo Abot, Kyekyeku, and Bils Rayoe to name a few). Gbaa Mi Sané will feature TPS conversations alongside electric performances and unveiling interviews with the freshest indie musicians in Accra.

OGA CHUXX

ABENA

SANKWAS BOIS

YAA PONO

Thus, the aim of this documentary project is three-fold: 1) to document a youthful Accra, bold and cool enough to pull taboo subjects wide open 2) to get personal with young Ghanaians about their experiences on the margins of these subjects - as a lesbian woman, or a transgendered man, or a happy atheist, or a struggling artist in Ghana and 3) to exhibit the pulsating spirit of the indie music scene – the backbeat of Accra - through captivating performances and interviews with featured musicians. 

TALK PARTY AUDIENCE

M3NSA

A.R.T. & LADY JAY

Gbaa Mi Sané  (Talk to Me) shows a different face of life in the African city that is rarely glimpsed. We offer you Accra as we experience it – brazen, cosmopolitan, grimy, laidback, energetic, enthralling, and beautifully complicated.

 WHERE WE ARE 

We are halfway through production on Gbaa Mi Sané  (Talk to Me). We are in need of $5,000 to complete the rest of production and begin post-production on the project. The monies raised will be used to cover the purchase of additional production equipment, to pay crew members for their work, and to edit the documentary. We plan to release the film by Spring 2012.

Please see the list of pledges to the right of this column. Find the pledge that is most comfortable for you and check out the ill perks that come with your donation. We must raise the minimum goal of $5000 for this project to be successfully funded through Kickstarter.

Every contribution matters no matter how small! For example, 200 $5 backers = 1/5 of our goal. If we exceed our fundraising goal by $2000 we will be able to produce a studio-quality soundtrack of Talk Party performances to accompany the film.

 *Your credit card will not be charged unless our fundraising goal has been met.

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TO LEARN MORE

Check out our blog, http://accradotalttours.wordpress.com for more information on The Talk Party Series and other ACCRA [dot] ALT projects. Visit www.vimeo.com/reddkatpictures for a look at our video work. For news updates on The Talk Party Series and Ghanaian indie artists you should meet, follow us on Twitter @Accradotalt. To see cool videos and information on artists we are digging in Ghana and worldwide, visit us at www.facebook/ACCRAdotAlt.

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    The Whisper Song: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out to you on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, and a thank you email from our team.

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    Tell Your Neighbor: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out to you on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a thank you email from our team, and one (1) digital mashup sampler of Accra's finest indie artists.

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    The Chatterbox: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out to you on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a thank you e-card designed by our team, and one (1) digital album download of an Accra indie artist who will rock your world.

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    The Conversationalist: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out to you on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a thank you e-card designed by our team, and two (2) digital album downloads of Accra indie artists who will rock your world.

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    The Announcer: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out to you on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a thank you e-video card from our team, one (1) digital album download of an Accra indie artist who will rock your world, one (1) digital preview of the film before it is officially released, one (1) Limited-Edition Gbaa Mi Sané (Talk to Me) T-Shirt, and an unbelievably DOPE gift from Ghana that will bring you eons of joy.

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    The Vocalist: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a thank you e-video card from our team, one (1) digital album download of an Accra indie artist who will rock your world, one (1) digital download of The Talk Party Series live soundtrack, one (1) digital copy of the film before it is officially released, one (1) Limited-Edition Gbaa Mi Sané (Talk to Me) T-Shirt and two (2) unbelievably DOPE gifts from Ghana that will bring you eons of joy.

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    The Great Debater: Our deepest gratitude, a lovely shout-out on the ACCRA [dot] ALT blog, a singing telegram of thanks from our team, one (1) digital album download of an Accra indie artist who will rock your world, one (1) digital download of The Talk Party Series live soundtrack, one (1) digital copy of the film before it is officially released, one (1) 20-page digital coffee book of photos, visual artwork and interviews from The Talk Party Series, one (1) Limited-Edition Gbaa Mi Sané (Talk to Me) T-Shirt and a grab bag of unbelievably DOPE gifts from Ghana that will bring you eons upon eons of joy.

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    The Loudspeaker: The Vocalist perks + associate producer credits in the documentary. AND a 2-day tour of Accra including meet-ups with the production cast + crew and some amazing indie artists over one great meal (on us!). Transportation, food and lodging are not provided (however, awesome recommendations can be given).

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