Daily Bread for 2.3.24: Behind Ghana’s Unofficial Movie Posters

 Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 45. Sunrise is 7:06 and sunset 5:10 for 10h 04m 26s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 43.6% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1959, Rock and Roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash along with the pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa, an event later known as The Day the Music Died.

Behind Ghana’s Unofficial Movie Posters:

We don’t remember Garfield having weapons and did Groundhog Day really have a GIANT groundhog eating humans?!

A handful of highly skilled artists in Ghana are behind some of the most imaginative, beautiful and exaggerated film posters. These posters are hilarious, captivating, colorful and highly impressive. So much so, that they’ve become a worldwide sensation!

Whilst you may disregard these as misleading bootlegs, anthropologist Dr. Joseph Oduro-Frimpong believes that these posters are vital artifacts of Ghanaian art, history and culture. And he should know, he’s collected over one hundred of them. We begin Black History Month with this story exploring the incredible talent Ghana has to offer… Special thanks to the Ashesi Center for African Popular Culture.

Tourists manage to escape charging elephant’s path:

Two tourists were caught in an elephant’s wrath, narrowly escaping as the animal charged at them at Bandipur National Park in India.

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