Ghanaian cinema giants, Silverbird Cinema has postponed the airing of the controversial Ghallywood movie, Savannah.
Silverbird Cinema announced this on its social media handles without stating why it was postponed.
“We wish to apologise to the general public and announce that the premiere of Savannah has been postponed until further notice.
Communication regarding new dates and schedule would be made available in the coming weeks.
We wish to apologise once more for any inconvenience(s). #canceled #savannah #movies” it posted on its Facebook handle.
This comes after the Tamale promoters of the movie announced that they were pulling out of the promotion and airing of the movie in the Northern Regional capital.
The FGM movie was expected to be premiered at the Picorna Gardens in Tamale and at the Silverbird cinema from December 25.
The group of promoters including OBL Studios, one Mr Nashiru, King Faisal and Abdul Rashid disclosed this to Dagbon youth front – Dagbon Forum on Thursday December 23.
The controversial movie, Directed by Kobi Rana and Produced by Abdul Salam Mumuni which highlights the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has received widespread condemnation from Dagombas after a trailer of it went viral on social media.
In the trailer, it appears the movie is set up in a Dagbon community where FGM is practiced.Characters are heard speaking Dagbani, the language of the Dagbon people while Dagbon drums and other culture are widely used.
This angered many who say that the movie was deliberately made to twist the history of Dagbon as where the outmoded and outlawed FGM was practiced.
Even though producers of the movie say the movie was not to slander Dagbon, critics say that it seeks to misinform people because FGM has never been the practice of the Dagomba people.
The Dagbon Forum has already threatened legal actions against the makers of the movie for slandering and defaming Dagbon and Dagombas.
Story: Mumuni Yirifa Yunus | Justicefmonline | Tamale