Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh believes African filmmakers starting getting recognition from worldwide platforms like the Oscars within the next 5 years.
The actor revealed this during a chat on VOA during his stay in the United States. He said;
I can confidently say that in the next five years, we might be doing pictures that will make it into the Oscars and so on and so for,”
Chris Attoh further revealed that he hopes African film makers would make that crossover despite challenges and issues with funding for their movies. Because they are now telling Africa’s story in a unique way.
I am excited because it is a wonderful time to be a Ghanaian actor or African actor right now; because like you said everything is headed back to Africa. It is a great time to be an African filmmaker, telling African stories and you know same way I will liken it to my journey, the industry is only getting better. The kind films or the kind of movies you see today are African stories being told properly, which is something that we always used to pray for. We now have a lot more filmmakers being trained, a lot more filmmakers who want to make a difference, telling our stories. We can always pray for bigger budgets, which one way or the other money is important in the industry but it is exciting times. I can confidently say that in the next five years, we might be doing pictures that will make it into the Oscars and so on and so for,” he indicated.
Chris Attoh is one of Ghanian’s top actor and his works transcends both the big screen and the world of African soap operas.