A DOCUMENTARY BY JONAS GEISLER

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length: 21:00 min  |  language: englisch  |  subtitles: englisch, german

A Chance in Accra

A Chance in Accra is a documentary movie made by film students from Offenburg, Germany. The movie portrays the work of the Universal Wonderful Street Academy, a school that offers free education to children from the poor neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana.

In the Jamestown district of Accra, many people cannot read or write. People live in very harsh conditions, mostly getting by as fishermen or traders. Children work from a very young age, in order to support their families. It is usually very hard for them to afford any kind of education, and therefor the growing up children face a lot of difficulties getting a job in the future. To address this big problem, the Ghanaian musician Louis Wonder set up a school for street children here. The film A Chance In Accra follows the work of the NGO and glimpses the lives of the children who hope that education will help them to have a better future.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

next festival:

LIFT-OFF BERLIN 2021

1 February - 1 March 2021

„Berlin Lift-Off is playing a pinnacle role in professionally showcasing filmmakers looking to get their work in front of a truly global audience. Furthermore, this festival comes with unique opportunities for our filmmaker’s skill-sets to be showcased inside a market that is hungry for new talent and fresh ideas.“

Berlin Lift-Off will be broadcasted on vimeo this year. Festival tickets will be avaiable for purchase soon. Any new information will be published here.

Get a first impression of the movie!

MEET THE CREW

Maximilian Finckh
Cinematography | Editing

Jonas Geisler
Producing | Directing | Editing

Did you know?

Jonas was guest in the Kalahari Safari Abenteuer Podcast to talk about the project.

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Erwin Gepting
Cinematography | Color Grading

BEHIND THE SCENES

Learn more about our shooting in Accra!