As the World Mark the International Day of Mother Language, Cinematographers, Photographers among others in the Creative Industries have been charged to tell stories in different languages in other to emulate the diversity of cultures.
Chairman of the Kaduna International Film Festival, Mr Kassim Isreal Audu stated this during a two-day Workshop for Cinematographers, photographers among others organized by KIFF in Collaboration with Cannon.
The programme which took place in Kaduna, had in attendance relevant stakeholders in the creative industries and representative of the State’s agency.
According to him, the aim of the workshop was to promote and contribute to the growth of the industry, noting the challenges facing the creative industries, therefore called on governments to invest in the industry.
“Our aim is to see how we can promote and contribute to the growth of creative industries.
“We urge members and participants to be focused in spite of the challenges facing the industry”
Am calling for synergy in the fields of cinematography, photography, cobbler and the fashion designer to imbibe in telling stories in different languages to emulate the diversity of our cultures”, Audu Said.
Also speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, (KADIPA), Khalil Nur Khalil, applauded the initiative of the organizer, therefore implored him to continue, adding that such workshop will give other artisans avenue to showcase their talents and broaden their horizon especially in a culture. Khalil said
“Linguistic diversity is increasing, as more and more languages disappear globally. So that, in commemoration of International Mother Language
Day today, which was an initiative of Bangladesh and has been observed throughout the world, by telling stories in different languages and cultures
” Since 2000 under the approval of UNESCO, I believe it is paramount that more people come out to tell the multicultural and multilingual story of Nigeria ” She added
Meanwhile the representative of Cannon, Mr Nyam Terkiber, said that they were in Kaduna to partner with the KIFF on the workshop programme to enlighten the photographer and the cinematography about the durability of the Cannon product.
According to Terkiber who admitted that Cannon product is expensive, also emphasised on the durability, thereby called on participants to invest in the product