You Are Here: Home»Lifestyle»Film on Tafawa Balewa’s book, ‘Shehu Umar’ celebrated at Berlin Film Festival
Film on Tafawa Balewa’s book, ‘Shehu Umar’ celebrated at Berlin Film Festival
Posted by :Aliyu MuhammedPosted date : February 27, 2018In Lifestyle, NewsComments Off on Film on Tafawa Balewa’s book, ‘Shehu Umar’ celebrated at Berlin Film Festival
The traditional “Shehu Umar”,a movie adaptation of the e-book written by Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria‘s Prime Minister within the First Rebublic, has recieved World premiere on the 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
The 2018 version of the prestious Berlin International Film Festival is holding for February 15 to 25, and the movie is chosen for each press and trade screening on the competition and has additionally been slated to entertain quests on the grand finale of the competition on Feb 25.
Mr Astone Danjuma,an official of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) who’s a part of the Nigeria delegation to Berlin, stated the movie acquired ethusiastic applauds on its first screening day.
According to him, over 350 stakeholders, together with actors and filmmakers from throughout Europe and different components of the world, representatives of the German Government from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany,in addition to trade watchers gathered to premiere this legendary Nollywood movie.
He stated the premiere was adopted by a ‘Nigerian Day Happy Hour’, a reception put collectively for Nigerian delegates by the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Hon. Yusuf Tuggar.
Danjuma stated dignitaries on the occasion embrace Dr Chidia Maduekwe,Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Coporation (NFC) who led the Nigeria workforce to Germany,Alh Umaru Dembo,who’s the lead character within the movie, Prof. Christy Best, Rector of the National Film Institute and Mrs Akudo Nwosu, Director of Entertainment and Creativity on the Federal Ministry of Information and Orientation.
He stated Alh. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Secretary of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and different stakeholders from Africa had been additionally current.
Shehu Umar is a narrative of African slavery written in 1966, however was printed in 1971,and thereafter tailored for a movie in 1976 by Adamu Halilu, the pioneer Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation.
The German Government sought to revive and digitised the movie in step with fashionable technological development, utilizing the experience of the Arsenal Institute of Film and Video Archives Berlin, Germany.