Still Here

Still Here highlights some of the root causes of Africa’s current state. Africa suffers from the legacy of slavery and political corruption. These factors result in lack of opportunities for its youth pushing them to seek greener pastures through illegal migration.

  • Seyram Agbleze
    Gold Coast Elmina
  • Seyram Agbleze
    Gold Coast Elmina
  • Seyram Agbleze
    Gold Coast Elmina
  • Sylvester Nyalimba
    Key Cast
  • Anita Deh
    Key Cast
  • Ambrose Kwasi
    Key Cast
  • Bela Fo
    Key Cast
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    23 minutes 3 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    Digital 35mm
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  • Accra
    September 5, 2023
    Still Here Exhibition, Institute of African Studies. University of Ghana
Distribution Information
  • Seyram Agbleze
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Seyram Agbleze

Seyram Agbleze is a Ghanaian storyteller educated at Central University College. His works explore themes of humanity, identity and freedom. He is author of Journey of West African Textile Traditions (Book), Gold Coast Elmina (Documentary) and Still Here (Short film).
Seyram Agbleze is the first recipient of the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) Art Fellowship (sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research with co-funding from the University of Ghana). His latest film "Still Here" is a product of this fellowship.
He is also a recipient of the Thetis Blacker Award (2019) from Temenos Academy, London ( Patron: King Charles III). The renowned USA social justice organisation Undocublack Network picked him as one of the Black Personalities of Choice for the 2022 Black History Month for his contributions in uplifting black voices (Lift Every Voice Up Series).

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Director Statement

I hope this film can help change people's perception when we talk about illegal migration. People who embark on this dangerous journey do this out of desperation and social inequality.