• Short Summary

    FILM FROM ACCRA, NOV 1, WAS SHOT AT A TRAINING CENTRE OF THE GHANA YOUNG PIONEERS -A YOUTH ORGANISATION OF DR.

  • Description

    FILM FROM ACCRA, NOV 1, WAS SHOT AT A TRAINING CENTRE OF THE GHANA YOUNG PIONEERS -A YOUTH ORGANISATION OF DR. NKRUMAH'S RULING CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY.

    THE YOUNG PEOPLE - WHO ALSO RECEIVE PHYSICAL AT TRAINING - ARE INSTRUCTED IN SUCH MATTERS AS AFRICAN PERSONALITY, AFRICAN UNITY, WORLD PEACE, GHANAIAN HISTORY, AND THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION OF GHANA IN PARTICULAR AND AFRICA IN GENERAL.

    IN ONE OF THE LESSONS, A PARTY INSTRUCTOR EXPLAINED THAT A WHITE SKIN WAS IN NO WAY A DISTINCTIVE MARK OF SUPERIORITY - A NOTION SPREAD BY THE COLONIAL POWERS WHO USED THE SLOGAN IN OCCUPYING AND EXPLOITING AFRICA. THE RENAISSANCE OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLES, HE SAID, HAD ENABLED THEM TO REALISE THEIR INTELLIGENCE AND THEIR POWER. THEY MUST DROP ALL FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY.

    ASKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NKRUMAH DOCTRINE WHICH PREACHES THE LOVE OF ONE'S NEIGHBOUR, AND THE CHURCH WHICH PREACHES THE SAME, THE INSTRUCTOR REPLIED THAT THE DIFFERENCE WAS PROFOUND BECAUSE "NKRUMAISM MAKES PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ITS PROGRAMME, WHILE THE CHURCH IN ITS ALLIANCE WITH CAPITALISM IS NOT REALLY CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OR THE MASSES". HE ADDED: "THE PRIEST WHO PREACHES CHARITY IS WELL FED, WHILE HIS LISTENER GOES HUNGRY."
    AT ANOTHER CLASS, IT WAS STATED THAT THE IMITATION OF THE WHITE MAN WAS NOT CONDUCIVE TO AFRICAN CIVILIZATION. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS CHEERED WHEN HE DECLARED: "WE GHANAIANS ARE PROUD OF OUR RACE, AND WE PRAY GOD, IF INDEED HE EXISTS, THAT HE MAY MAKE US EVEN BLACKER THAN WE ACTUALLY ARE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3B6YTQ5W1LNEOW804J90BA2RF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B6YTQ5W1LNEOW804J90BA2RF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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