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Call Number: PN1995.9.P5 G43 2009
With the arrival of the video cassette in West Africa in the 1980s, a type of mobile movie house was born, typically consisting of a TV, a VCR, an electrical generator and a car. To promote these screenings, artists were commissioned to handpaint posters, often with only a few stills to guide them as to the movie's subject, they were at liberty to add or change scenes, toss in a few mutant monsters, anything to catch the prospective customer's eye. Sadly, this copyright-free anarchy lasted only a short time, and by the end of the 1990s the mobile cinema business had declined as television became more widely available in Ghana.
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