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France gives 100 classical movies to Ghana’s film institute

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The French Embassy in Ghana on Thursday presented 100 pieces of European and African classical movies to the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).

The classics would expose the students to critical image makers in Africa and Europe at large, making it easier for the teaching of film techniques.

Speaking at the presentation, Mr Fritz Baffour, Minister of Information, lauded the French Government for its numerous assistance to NAFTI and the nation as a whole.

“French cooperation in Ghanaian education is enormous, with the development of French Language ensured through the well known network of Alliance Francaise in Ghana”.

He said NAFTI had become a full member of the International Association and Television Universities (CILECT), an organisation that ensures that members’ academic curriculum and general training programmes conformed to international standards.

Mr Baffour appealed to the Embassy to consider NAFTI’s proposal for the provision of radio equipment for its newly introduced course of Broadcast Journalism.

“While NAFTI has facilities for training in television, the Institute does not have facilities for radio,” he added.

Professor Linus Abraham, Rector of NAFTI, cited the provision of a Sound Dubbing Centre, which could be used to dub programmes from English into other languages and a Viewing Centre designed to have a centralised database of films as some of the French assistance to the Institute.

Mr Frederic Clavier, French Ambassador to Ghana expressed the Embassy’s willingness to assist NAFTI.

Source: GNA

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