The award-winning film told the heart-rending tale of the horrendous instant justices in local communities of Ghana.
Jungle Justice: Regina Van Helvert's film to screen at Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles
Media personality, Regina Van Helvert's produced film Jungle Justice has been officially selected to screen at the largest black film festival in the world — the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA.
The African film industry is undoubtedly growing at an exponential rate and is gradually becoming the centre of interest in the world of creative arts. Hollywood in Nigeria for instance produces according to some estimates nearly 2000 movies annually.
Worldwide, the culture and creative arts industry has contributed immensely to the productivity of traditional sectors of the economy, serving as a catalyst for economic growth transient, investment, job creation, foreign exchange earnings, education and transmission of culture.
Films are cultural artefacts created by specific cultures to show a reflection of their way of life, and the effects on their lives. It's a powerful tool for communication and method for education, learning and relearning deep seated socio-cultural narratives.
"As an award-winning actress and a producer, my raison d'etre has always been to create great content and that has driven me to shoot films like ‘Jungle Justice’ and the ‘Special One’.
“My personal drive for creating innovative solutions to social problems leveraging my experience, led me to collaborate with other award-winning actors and actresses in Ghana to produce the award-winning ‘Jungle Justice’ - a short film chronicling the ‘seemingly neglected’ mob injustice phenomenon, which destroys families, livelihoods and communities across the Western, Central and Southern parts of Africa in particular."
“Jungle Justice” has garnered a lot of attention because of its captivating storyline.
It won best short film at the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards and has had several showings across the world and will be shown at the 28th Annual Pan African Film Festival - the biggest black film festival in the world, taking place in Los Angeles, USA.
“Jungle Justice”, produced by Regina Van-Helvert, was directed by Idowu Okeniyi, starring Ghanaian actors and actresses including Yvonne Nelson, John Dumelo, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, Peter Richie, among others.
The Pan African Film Festival has seen patrons including Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, Idris Elba, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Lou Gossett, Jr., Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, Trevor Noah, David Oweloyo, Omotola, and Chadwick Boseman. The list is endless.
"We are excited that this film ‘Jungle Justice’ has been selected for screening" Regina stressed.
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