Actress Juliet Ibrahim is very passionate and vocal about issues affecting the Ghana Movie Industry.
Like many others, aside movies, she’s also involved in many charity projects. According to her television stations in the country are not doing enough to project the developments and charity projects being undertaken by some of her colleagues.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, she said, “Newspapers and online media are very supportive of my charity projects and television stations provide support to some extent but when you expect them to play education materials about an issue that is affecting the health of Ghanaians for example, they refuse to do so and that baffles me a lot.”
“People are dying from many preventable diseases. If the television stations could spare let’s say about 15 minutes of their air time every day to broadcast a documentary about cleanliness, it will go a long way to help prevent some of these illnesses.”
“Ghanaians are more interested in music than in movies. It’s only recently that we are see people go the cinemas to patronise made-in-Ghana movies which are made to project the country globally. The movie industry still needs support because the messages films carry have a much greater impact on society than lyrics of songs.
“Ghanaians need to know that movies are another form of tourist attractions which can help to promote the country. It is also a great way to educate people about some pertinent issues in society.”
“Let us patronise locally made films rather than the current practice of watching foreign ones.”