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    I have a love of West Africa and the artists that live in these countries. My brother and his family lived in West Africa for about 10 years on two different occasions and two different countries. I visited him for 35 days when he lived in Dapaong, Togo and 14 days when he lived in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire.

    I have such a respect for the people who make their living through art and creativity. I have collected some of the most beautiful work on my visits. I have seen fantasy coffins and admired the work that went into them. I also am a photographer and have done some film work, so when I saw this project it was a “marriage made in heaven”, art and documentary.

    I want to help preserve this craft and supporting this project brings awareness to the creativity of the great carpenters of Ghana and their gift of teaching others to carry on with this tradition.

    Paa Joe’s craft needs to continue as an integral part of the local funeral culture and as a craft of creative art. I feel compelled to help you make this happen. Preservation through documentary awareness. Great project. When this is completed, and I know it will happen, I will be making a trip to England to hopefully meet you and the team and see the outcome of my investment.

    Best wishes to you!

    Constance

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    Constance Brinkley, Associate Producer of Paa Joe & The Lion.

    There’s still time to join her and the rest of #TeamPaaJoe by pledging to Kickstarter here:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paajoeandthelion/paa-joe-and-the-lion-documentary?ref=live

  • paajoefilm:

    We recently received a lovely message from our Associate Producer, Constance Brinkley (who pledged over £1,500 through Kickstarter) and thought we’d share it with you.

    Here’s just one of the many reasons people are supporting Paa Joe & The Lion, and we could couldn’t be happier about it!
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    Thank you Constance Brinkley for your beautiful words and welcome to #TeamPaaJoe. Xx

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  • "Paa Joe’s story deserves to be told. A great son of Ghana. His work exemplifies a rich culture in which ancient traditional craftsmanship and modern aspirational or symbolic artefacts combine in the rituals of death to produce individual works of art which demand wider recognition and dissemination. It is right that a cinematic craftsman of Ben Wigley’s stature should have taken up the challenge. I for one am glad to give this exciting venture my support. At last a coffin I can enjoy!"

    THE RT. HON. LORD PAUL BOATENG OF AKYEM IN GHANA & WEMBLEY IN THE UK & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF PAA JOE & THE LION.

    PLEASE JOIN #TEAMPAAJOE BY PLEDGING TO THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN.

    ONLY 8 DAYS TO GO!  WAAAAAAHHHH!