Naa Jaringa wall is situated in Nalerigu in the Northern region of Ghana. Naa Jaringa was a King of the Mamprugu Kingdom who had no son to inherit him. As a patriarchal state with no son as his heir he wanted to do something significant to be remembered for. Also owing to wars he decided to build a wall around the capital of the Kingdom where he resides Nalerigu which is located at the center of his territories.
Naa Jaringa or Naa jariga or Naa Dzaringa can be used interchangeable, this wall was built in the 16th Century.
Naa Jaringa instructed all his subject to provide milk and honey for the construction of the wall. The wall was built without water but with milk, honey and sand. All his subjects provided milk and honey while the slaves dug the sand and built the wall.
Any slave who complains about tiredness during the construction is added to the wall as a pillar. The wall still exist today, before you could see human bones in the wall but currently because of lack of preservation of the wall is being washed away.
Congratulation to our Team!
Thanks to all who supported us on our Journey, we have been officially selected at the 2016 Social Machinery Film Festival in Italy
Roland Sumani Seini ( Producer/ Director/ Project Manager/ Researcher)
Severin Schwaiger ( Assistant Director/ Assistant Project manager
Elisabeth Schipflinger (Director of Photography/ Editor)
Pascal Apelete Sasu (Co – Editor/ Camera)
Abass S. Nagaiya (Prooject Advisor/ Researcher)
SPONSORS OF DOCUMENTARY
Chief Salifu Mahama Tampurie
Mr. Adam Mahama
Alhaji Baba Seidu Issifu
Hon. Yaamusah Mahama Tampurie
SPONSORS OF DOCUMENTARY LAUNCH
Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)
Northern Regional Cordinating Council
Wulugunaba Naa Prof. John S. Nabila ( President, National House of Chiefs)
Mr Napoleon Abdulai
Mad Afi yakubu
Alhaji Yakubu Iddrissu
Roland Mandiaya Sumani Seini (FOUNDER OF COHF),the Producer and Director of the Naa Gbewa documentary was featured on the Talk Party Series organised by Accradot.alt at Brazil house, Jamestown.
The Programme was under the theme: CONTEMPORARY STORY TELLING AND DIGITAL REPRESENTATION
Mandiaya spoke about the importance of self-represention as a people and the need to create contemporary versions of historical events for mass consumption.
Often the history of Africans are documented by foreigners whose racial bias create far from accurate accounts of political occurrences.
With this background he (Mandiaya) founded Chaka Orleans Heritage Foundation(COHF) to re-document African history and empower the youth to take up initiatives to develop themselves and their communities.
He also spoke about the importance of the Naa gbewa documentary which is meant to educate Ghanaians especially those from Northern Ghana about their connection to each other thereby promote peace and unity.
The long term aim which is raising funds to build a university in honour of Naa Gbea to help facilitate development in the area.
The Naa Gbewa documentary is the first in a series of more historical documentaries about Africa to be made.
Mantse Aryeequaye (Director, Accradot.alt)
Naa Gbewa a prince and a cavalry Man who came and established his empire in the area of modern day Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo. He was the first person to introduce chieftaincy as a system of government in this region. This documentary is about Naa Gbewa the roots and his empire, how it grew and finally fell apart. By educating the people about their common history the documentary is meant to promote peace and unity within the different tribes
( Ethnic groups) that once belonged together. Knowing their roots especially the youth shall be motivated to start initiatives to develop themselves and their communities for a better future.