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Ghana - New Nation

It's smiles all round in this snapshot of postcolonial Ghana, born from the British imperial territory of the Gold Coast

1957 14 mins


An interview with Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, is the centrepiece of this optimistic vision of a postcolonial, multicultural, gender egalitarian parliamentary democracy. Other voices extol the nation's dynamism in an account that blends promotion of the Commonwealth, celebration of territories running their own affairs and sympathy with the British Empire's retreat from the Gold Coast.

This film is an issue of Transatlantic Teleview, a monthly magazine programme financed by the British government, communicating British propaganda messages to North American television audiences.