Executive producer of UTR Media House, Ben Darkwa, has released a film geared towards reducing incidents of domestic violence.
The movie, ‘Pauline’s Diary,’ which was premiered to the media on 19th February, 2018 at the Airport View Hotel will be available to the general public on Friday 23rd February, 2018 at the Silver Bird Cinema and on Saturday, 24th February, 2018 at the West Hills Mall in Accra.
According to Ben Darkwa who also wrote the story for the movie, he was inspired by the many abusive relationships woman are enduring and decided to put that into a movie.
“I have already written a book on domestic violence and I really had good feedback on the book and that is why I decided to make a movie out of it. I realized a lot of people are suffering different forms of abuse in their relationships,” he said.
He added that his production house is preparing to see the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to see how they team up to drum home the message of domestic violence.
Domestic violence comes in many forms and starts with put downs or withholding of money or intimacy and is cross cultural. Why did Mrs. Smith take it for so long and how did she survive it to tell the tale to help those going through it?
Pauline’s Diary stars Paulina Okobea Ampene, Elikem Kumordzie, Roselyn Ngissah, Benjamin Kwadey, among others. It is has a spellbinding plot, filled with suspense.
It was directed by Ben Kwadey and Thomas Hauwanga.
‘Pauline’s Diary,’ which was officially released in 2017 has already been premiered in the United Kingdom and has won several awards at film festivals including the Indifest Awards.