Accra, Nov 8, GNA - Mr Samuel Asamoah, the Coordinator of the Mobile Cinema Tour has commended Youth Bridge Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bread for the World and WeltFilme for deepening their partnership with young people in the West African sub region.
He said: “The partnership which will help educate and inspire young people as well as advocate meaningful youth development in Ghana and on the continent through movie premiering is laudable”.
Mr Asamoah said this when Welt filme, Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), BMZ and Bread for the World premiered a movie at the Islamic Girls Senior High School in the Eastern Region.
The Mobile Cinema Tour which is a partnership premiering event between YBF and Welt Filme’s aims to educate and inspire young people as well as advocate meaningful youth development on the continent.
Through the various premiering, in the Greater Accra and Eastern regions, Welt Filme and YBF would also use the movies to highlight key issues that affect young people in the country and Africa.
It is also expected to be premiered in the Western, Central and Northern Regions.
Mobile Cinema Tour which had taken place in the in Greater Accra and Eastern regions showed participants four short films produced by selected Welt Filme trained youth from Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The movies premiered included Picturing My Life, Mayilla Stony Path, Dansa and Digging for a New Life.
Students and Staff of Islamic Girls Senior High School, Staff of YBF and some of the actors, actresses and directors were involved in the making of the movies and documentaries.
More than 500 girls of the Islamic Girls Senior High School watched the premiering.
During an engagement by YBF with the students after the premiering, majority of the audience agreed that the four films inspired them to improve on their skills and talents and not be discouraged by adversities.
Others noted that they encouraged themselves not to be intimidated by their male counterparts particularly in the work environment or in male dominated professions.
Some of the girls who interacted with YBF advised themselves to shun bad associations particularly from persons who were involved in excessive drinking of alcohol, illicit drugs and other social vices.
They also called on parents to support the chosen careers of their children and not to impose what they wished for them with young females being supported to pursue male dominated careers.
Mr Kwabena Eddie Mankata, the Director and Miss Simeonette Uwanie Pontis, the Production Manager of the movie “Picturing my life”, who were both present at the event opined that they were inspired by the extraordinary talents of the youth in the West African sub region and promised to work hard to ensure the talents in Africa would be harnessed in the interest of Africa.