African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt
This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
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.