28th, The Crossroads; an animated film capturing circumstances surrounding the shooting of some ex-servicemen will be showing this weekend.
The film is expected to show at the Accra Mall and West Hills Mall Silverbird Cinemas on Saturday, the 5th of March and at the Kumasi City Mall on the 7th of March, 2022.
The animated film dubbed “28th, The Crossroads” was last Monday premiered at the Silverbird Cinema at the Accra Mall and is Ghana’s first feature length animation that retells one of the major events which led to Ghana’s Independence.
On February 28, 1948 after they decided to march to the Christianborg Castle to present a petition to the then Governor, Sir Gerald Creasy, over their unpaid war allowances.
The ex-soldiers were, however, intercepted at the Castle intersection by a contingent of armed policemen, led by a British Police Superintendent, Mr Colin Imray, who ordered that they disperse.
When the ex-servicemen were adamant, Supt Imray ordered the police to open fire, leading to the death of the three ex-servicemen.
The ex-soldiers had fought alongside the allied forces in the Gold Coast Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force during the Second World War and had returned home, but they were not paid their gratuity.
After several appeals to the colonial government to consider their plight had failed, the ex-servicemen decided to march directly to the British colonial governor at the Castle to present their petition.
Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, all members of the then Gold Coast Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force were killed during the incident.