Dr Duncans Tema

Dr. Duncan
What is life like in the modernist cities that were built in the sixties in Africa? How did local culture combine with western planning? You would expect a mismatch on so many levels, but what is it really like? This short movie, made by filmer/architect Jord den Hollander and commissioned by Crimson Architectural Historians (as part of their project New Towns on the Cold War Frontier) depicts daily life in the harbour city Tema in Ghana. This city was designed in 1960 by the Greek planner Constaninos Doxiadis. We are being shown around Tema by the most famous DJ of Ghana, Dr. Duncan, who grew up in this remarkable city.