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Ghana’s Electric Dreams

Screenings:

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ghana’s Electric Dreams

Ghana’s Electric Dreams presents the planning and wide-ranging impact of the Akosombo Dam, Ghana’s most ambitious development project. The film visits sites affected by the hydroelectric dam and by the broader vision of modernization that it represents. Historical footage and interviews with Ghanaians reveal the complexity and contradictions, unintended consequences, social inequities, rural/urban divides, and gender differences that underlie this confluence of energy, power, and creativity in the West African country.

Rudo Sanyanga (International Rivers Network, Africa Program Director), R. Lane Clark (director/producer), and Stephan Miescher (History, UCSB) will join moderator Janet Walker (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/ghanas-electric-dreams/

Organizer

Carsey-Wolf Center