Juliet Ibrahim has blamed the ailing movie industry and its sinking state on the Ghanaian people and has said they are unsupportive of their own.
The actress said this on Wednesday in an interview with Accra based radio station, Accra Fm.
As monitored by ghlink.com.gh, the actress told host Romeo that the Ghanaian people are always criticizing whether for the right or wrong reasons, a situation she described as rather unfortunate. She added that Ghanaians don’t even like attending movie premieres and don’t patronize movie cinemas like it happens in other countries. “We don’t even have a cinema culture in Ghana. We were even discussing it the other day, that even if we have a lot of cinemas available, will people even go and watch movies?”. She asked.
In a response to how to make things right and help revive the industry, the actress called for unity among the stakeholders in the movie industry that will help draw and push a roadmap to investors and the government. She also called for the establishment of more cinemas in Ghana and inculcate the habit of patronizing movie premieres like it’s happening in Nigeria, making their industry the second biggest in the world.