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Ghana’s First Epic Dagbani Adventure Movie “Pieli” Showing at Accra’s Global Cinemas

November 1 @ 6:00 PM - December 27 @ 9:00 PM

Ghana's first epic adventure movie Pieli: The Rise of Montana showing at Global Cinemas in Accra. A Dagbani film by OBL Studios with English subtitles. Director: Leonard A. Kubaloe


Nollywood, Ghallywood, there’s even Kumawood. But did you know about Northern Ghana’s film industry? Probably not. Between how “far away” Ghana’s three Northern regions seem and the language barrier there probably wasn’t much incentive to venture into those waters. Well, we’ve got great news – MESH and OBL Studios present “Pieli: The Rise of Montana”;  Ghana’s first epic adventure series in Dagbani with English subtitles.



What’s so special about this film? For one thing, the cinematography is top-notch, as are the visual effects. Stunts-wise, we can confidently say that you haven’t seen anything as well-done and believable as what Pieli offers when it comes to Ghanaian films. Think that’s all? You have another thing coming. From the synopsis, we’re sure the story, set in the 1900s, will leave you both spellbound and intrigued by the rich history and culture of of Ghana’s North. But the kicker? The entire production is by self-taught film director Leonard A. Kubaloe and his team from OBL Studios, based in Tamale. Check out the official trailer below.



So, if you’re looking for something to do this long Eid holiday weekend, just curious about what Dagbani sounds like,  or interested in seeing just how innovative film making in Ghana can get? This is your chance to explore and indulge yourself. Make sure you get your ticket soon, it’s bound to sell out; if they ask – tell ’em Circumspecte sent you!


WHAT: Pieli Movie Premier

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Global Cinemas, Choice Bus Stop, Weija Road (Directions)

WHO: Anyone curious about Northern Ghana’s film industry and top-notch film making

TICKETS: GHc 30. Purchase here (includes GHc 3 processing fee)

UPDATES: Website / Hashtag


Synopsis: ‘Pieli’ means ‘hunting’ in Dagbani. An action packed adventure movie featuring awesome visual effects, choreography and stunts like never seen before in Ghana, “Pieli – The Rise of Montana” is an adventure movie series set in the early 1900s about a young man who is suddenly dawned with the sad reality that not only is he not of the family he has known throughout his life and has grown to love so much. He is also the only surviving child of a powerful Chinto clan that perished at the hands of immortalized merciless ancient warrior Montana who long ago pledged to annihilate the entire clan. With the resurrection of this ancient warrior, what is the fate of this young man? What enmity exists between the warrior and the Chinto clan? Are there other surprises he should expect? Find out at the premier. Movie Duration: 1 hour.

Behind The Scenes: Want more? Find out what some of Accra’s notable creatives thought of the premiere and get a sneak peak of the movie from a screening during MESHConfab earlier this year as well as insights in what went into its production.




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Global Cinemas
Choice Bus Stop, Weija
Accra, Ghana
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