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Authentic "BLACK FIRE" Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster - Collectible Art

Authentic "BLACK FIRE" Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster - Collectible Art

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Authentic Hand-Painted "BLACK FIRE" Movie Poster Ghana

Poster Details

Discover the vibrancy of African art with this authentic, hand-painted movie poster for "BLACK FIRE", crafted by the renowned artist PAPAWARSTI for ZIGY Video in Ghana, West Africa. Celebrated for its cultural and artistic significance, this piece is a testament to the rich history of Ghanaian mobile cinema.

Size: 52 3/4" x 44 1/4" (134 cm x 112 cm)

Condition: This poster stands in good condition despite signs of wear from its adventurous life, including minor damages, repairs, small-sized holes, and areas where the paint has faded, all adding to its unique story and authenticity. Please see photos for a detailed view.

Each of these posters is a unique expression of the artist's vision, originally created to captivate and gather spectators for film showings across Ghana. Made on recycled canvas from used flour sacks and adorned with oil paint, this artwork captures the essence of an era when mobile cinemas flourished, making it a highly collectible piece.

Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of Ghanaian cinema history with this exquisite "BLACK FIRE" movie poster, a symbol of the creativity and resilience of African art.

This hand-painted movie poster of "BLACK FIRE" showcases the vibrant and dynamic essence of the action-packed film. Created on recycled flour sacks, this artwork vividly portrays the intensity and drama of the storyline, highlighting the unique talent of Ghanaian artists in capturing cinematic moments.

Cultural and Artistic Significance

Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters are a celebrated form of African art, originating from the mobile cinema business in Ghana during the 1980s. These posters, painted on recycled flour sacks, not only served as promotional materials but also as unique artistic expressions. The local artists had the creative freedom to reinterpret the movies, often adding dramatic and imaginative elements to attract audiences. This tradition has made these posters highly collectible and regarded as authentic pieces of African art, with some being exhibited in museums worldwide​​.

Film Information


  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Teddy Chiu
  • Cast: Romano Kristoff, Jim Gaines, Tony Carreon, Chantal Mansfield, Ruel Vernal, Jerry Bailey, Dick Ilford
  • Plot: After an accident brings back memories of being a ninja, Sgt. Frank Johnson, alongside his buddy Jim, combats corruption within the army they once served in .

Discover more about the intriguing action and adventure of "BLACK FIRE" by exploring its detailed narrative and character development.

Explore more about the unique tradition of Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters at TribalGH's collection of Ghana movie posters.

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For those interested in delving deeper into the world of "BLACK FIRE," the following resources provide additional information, insights, and reviews on the movie. Each link opens in a new window, allowing for easy exploration:

  • To read reviews and check ratings, Rotten Tomatoes is a great resource.
  • For an exhaustive list of cast, crew, and full credits, IMDb offers detailed information.
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