Telenovelas are not going to be banned-PRO, GAFTA
Contrary to claims that effective May 1, 2021, television channels would not be allowed to broadcast foreign telenovelas, Mr George Bosompem, the Public Relations Officer for Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts – GAFTA says the media report is misleading.
Hr explained that the impression is wrong and misleading.
According to him, film classification had become very necessary to ensure films that are exhibited publicly are suitable for consumption.
He the classification law is not new but has been in existence for years.
He told host Kwabena Agyapong that contents would only prevent showing if they are unwholesome.
He said creative persons are expected to produce contents that reflect Ghana’s cultural values.
The Ghana National film Authority has released a public statement indicating that no television station, cinema theatre or movie screening centre shall show any unclassified audiovisual contents.
According to the national film authority, they are going to put strict compliance to the development and classification of film act 935 that states ‘all audiovisual contents shall be previewed and classified before exhibition’.
Because of the above, the National film authority has been working tirelessly to ensure some of the audiovisual contents which are shown on Ghanaian free to air Television wi9thout a classification are barred.
Such audiovisual content includes feature films, short films, TV series, documentaries advertisements, music videos and some selected TV programs.