Family of Major Mahama would have to forget about their plea to Ghanaian movie producers asking them not to produce a movie about the sad incident which took the life of their relative because movie producer Michael Kwaku Ola says his colleagues will not listen to their request.
Ola speaking to Abrantepa on Radio Univers in Accra stated that comment from the late’s family PRO asking Ghanaian movie producers not to shoot movie about the incident does not make sense to him. He questioned why the family would not ask the media to stop talking about the incident but would rather ask moviemakers not to narrate the accident when movie is another arm of the media.
“Movie is another part of the media wing and our constitution classifies film under the media commission. If you don’t prevent the media or journalist from talking about it, TV stations from showing his death and funeral, why then try to stop another arm of the same media from telling the story as they also know it? It doesn’t make sense to me unless they don’t know that film is also another part of the media they cannot control them from reporting events.
They should have advised producers to honour the late but not to ask us to stop producing movie about the sad event because that is not right.”
The former FIPAG PRO continued that “I can produce a movie with everything about him and write a disclaimer which we do all the time.”
“With the Kumasi producers you are focusing on, I don’t think they are even ready to shoot this movie on Mahama but those of us you are not even thinking we would do, we are the ones coming to produce a film on Major Mahama because it is a fantastic story.
A lot of sad incidents have happened around the world which have been used for movie so why do you want to stop us from this? They should tell the media to rather stop talking about it and plead with filmmakers do movie on it and educate the public on instant justice.” Ola added.
Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was killed after some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region claimed they mistook him for an armed robber.
He had a weapon on him, which alarmed a snail seller, who in turn called the assembly man of the area to report him due to reports of robbery in the town.
He fell unconscious after he was severely beaten and stoned after the assembly gathered the youth of the town to deal with him.
He was later set ablaze.