28th The Crossroads Animation Movie Set To Be Released In Ghana

Digital Creatives

Nov. 26, 2020, 4:07 p.m.

"28th The Crossroads" a Ghanaian animation production based on the historical events which led to the shooting of three, second world war veterans during the colonial era in Gold Coast.

The animation was produced by a collaborative effort by Cycil Jones Abban, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Parables Animation Studios of Ghana, Jeffrey Abban of Modin Comics, the Art director was Nana Asihene, with music produced by Kofi Owusu Dua Anto of KODA Studios and Samuel Quartey as the project’s executive producer.

The animated movie is focused on the plight of the veterans as they embarked on a peaceful protest to hand over a petition to the colonial authorities, demanding payment for the services rendered during the war.

In what later became known as the Christianborg crossroads shooting, three of the veterans called Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey were killed by the colonial police after they opened fire on the veterans for refusing to disperse.

“For the most part, Europeans and Americans have been projected as the real heroes of these world wars, relegating the heroic efforts of over 90,000 African soldiers conscripted by their colonial rulers across respective African countries to fight the Axis countries to the background, said Cycil “but we must be responsible for telling and preserving our historical truths for posterity, especially when there is incontrovertible evidence to back them.“

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He added that “for me, rekindling this particular story is a way of empowering and helping people of African descent to realize their self-worth and significance in global history. I hope in my small way and through this story, we can shine a light onto the path of hope and rediscovery.

Additionally, the team disclosed that the project is “one of many to come” as they have many other exciting titles in store for the audience. Moreover, the team expects to premiere the animated movie in March 2021 both in Ghana and internationally.

tag: History, Gold Coast, animation, War II,


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