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Benpaali Young Filmmakers Festival is in its third year of showcasing #storiesthatmatter. Our theme for 2017 is ​Native Storytellers: Seen it/Scene It. As human beings we share one global space, regardless of our age, race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, immigrant status, or abilities. Borders do not protect us from being displaced or without clean water due to the effects of illegal mining in Ghana, encroachment on indigenous land in the US, or other impacts made by human decision. Land provides life to all people, everywhere.

Read more: Benpaali 2017 Theme. Native Storyteller: Seen it/Scene it

In predominantly youthful Ghana and Africa, young people’s knowledge, ideas and leadership is rarely considered or integrated into public dialogue about issues affecting them. Ghana comprises over 60 ethnic groups, each with its own language, religion and culture, yet a few languages dominate public discussion.

Read more: Why Heritage & Media Arts?