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Life without lights

5 minutes

For Ghanaian villagers, no electricity means living half their lives in the dark

The documentary photographer Peter DiCampo’s remarkable ongoing project focuses on the lack of electricity in the developing world. With evocative, sharply observed cinematography, the film shows how residents of under-served communities in northern Ghana — where the sun sets at 6pm and rises at 6am — effectively live half of their lives in the dark.

Director: Peter DiCampo

Producer: Peter DiCampo

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