Malawi’s got talent, says President Banda to graduates of movie acting training

President Joyce Banda says Malawians have great talents they can showcase in various film industries in the country.

She made the remarks at Kamuzu Palace  in Lilongwe on Thursday  when presenting certificates to 450 students who undergo for training in Acting Movie Industry by the African Movie Academy Awards (AMA).

Banda said that she is impressed with the project which would in turn give the employment opportunities to the graduated students.

“We should take the film industry serious because those who are performing now even on African Magic they started like this and nothing can stop us in any performances,” said the President.

She said this would also help the youth to earn a living although there can be a challenge to the students to have a chance in the film production.

President Banda presenting certificate

President Banda presenting certificate

“These students need to be equipped with cameras which can help them in producing good films on their own,” she explained whilst commending the AMA for facilitating the program saying this would promote Malawi to have well equipped youths.

President Banda said this would also promote Malawi as a tourist’s destination. Tourism is one of the priority areas in the country.

Therefore, she congratulated the graduates for being the first crew to graduate in the film industry.

In her remarks, a Nigerian Africa Academy Film Maker Chief Executive Officer, Peace Anyiam Osigwe said Malawi has the potential to have more young people in the film making industry because the country’s scenery is conducive for film making.

“Malawi has beautiful scenery for film making and can also become one of the good countries in the film making industry in Africa,” said Osigwe.

She explained that film making is an easy job because people tell their own stories about day to day experiences within their cultural setups.

Osigwe said the academy would provide equipment to enable those that have been trained to make use of it for film making activities.–Malawi News Agency

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