Doug Fishbone – Elmina

Doug Fishbone talks about his new feature-length film Elimina, which finds the white American artist stepping into an otherwise totally Ghanaian production. Through this simple gesture of using a racially and culturally incongruous actor, Fishbone tests our preconceptions of cinema and fiction.

Elmina was scripted and filmed by a leading Ghanaian production team, with a cast of major Ghanaian celebrities. The only artistic intervention is the insertion of Fishbone himself. The project continues Fishbone’s investigation into the relativity of perception and understanding, pushing what audiences expect as the acceptable limits of role and representation in film.


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