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It's time to talk about homosexuality and lesbianism – Desmond Elliot
From: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Richard Nii Abbey          Published On: November 21, 2012, 10:51 GMT
 
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It's time to talk about homosexuality and lesbianism – Desmond Elliot

Award winning Nigerian actor now turned movie producer and director, Desmond Elliot says Africans must feel free to discuss the issue of homosexuality and lesbianism openly since the act is prevalent in society.

The award winning actor was speaking to Myjoyonline.com on the release of his new movie In the Cupboard which is incidentally centered around lesbianism among other social issues mostly relegated to the background.

Desmond said he is expecting the release of his new movie to stimulate the debate about what he described as the social problem which many Africans are quick to brand as a “no go area”.

The movie, which was premiered last month in some major cities in the United States, is scheduled to be released later this week.

Desmond Elliot, being relatively a new comer to movie directing and producing, also bemoaned the high prevalence of piracy in the African movie industry; a problem he said was eroding the gains being made by the industry.

Desmond believed that African governments are not doing enough to protect the creative arts industry, leaving them at the mercy of other big players who bully them.

It is time governments consider incentives such as decrement in cinema taxes among others to make the industry more attractive, Desmond insisted.


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