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Makala to open Asian film festival

27th May 2012
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The 2012 grand Asian film festival organised by the South Korean Embassy will take place in Dar es Salaam next month.

The Deputy Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Amos Makala (pictured below), will be the chief guest at the gala co-hosted by Asian Diplomats’ Culture Forum.

A statement by the South Korean Embassy said yesterday that the event is intended to foster better and closer appreciation of the uniqueness, harmony and diversity of the Asian Culture.

However, the ten day event from June 1 at the New World Cinema along the New Bagamoyo Road is expected to promote cultural exchange and cooperation between different Asian countries and Tanzania.

This is the seventh Asian film festival to take place since 2006, reflecting the length it takes to put up a feature film and long festival days required for their promotion.

About 10 feature films from South Korea, Oman, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Iran, Japan, Palestine, Indonesia and India will be screened during the festival, including ‘Pounds Beauty’ (South Korea), ‘Al Boom’ (Oman), ‘Don’t Burn’ (Vietnam), ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ (China) and ‘Yep Dil Aap Ka Huwa’ (Pakistan).

Others are ‘Mulku Suleiman’ (Iran), ‘Shall We Dance?’ (Japan), ‘Amreeka’ (Palestine), ‘Dalam Miharab Cinta’ (Indonesia), and ‘Sholay’ (India).

No entry fee will be charged during the festival, where the organisers trust the artistic community, interested media and a breadth of government cultural officials would be available for exchange and interaction in this grand Asian festival, the statement added.

SOURCE: GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY
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