Veteran actress in Ghana movie industry, Irene Opare, has spoken on the continuous debate on whether or not the Ghanaian movie industry has collapsed.
There have been varying ideas and opinions from industry players over the reputation of the Ghana movie industry with one section affirming the industry is alive and the other claiming it is dead.
For those who say the industry has collapsed, they have attributed the non-production of films, actors and actresses turning radio and TV presenters coupled with the advent of digital platforms such as YouTube, as reason for the industry’s collapse.
According Irene Opare, even though the industry has fallen, she will not classify it as a totally collapsed industry adding that, Ghana has a vigorous Film industry but certain circumstances have to some extent, drawn it back.
“The industry is alive, I have heard it from different sort of people that the industry has collapsed, but I don’t think it has. It has fallen a bit, but not collapsed, and it is not just us. Many sectors are going through something, ours has fallen, we just have to pick it up,” she said.