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Government Optimistic Of Film Sector

Music, dance, theater and film are celebration of nation’s identity, transition and self-confidence in terms of expressing itself, says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum made the comment as chief
27 Jul 2015 12:54
Government Optimistic Of Film Sector
Students perform during the HFC Kula Film Awards 2015 at the Suva Civic Centre. Photos: Rama

Music, dance, theater and film are celebration of nation’s identity, transition and self-confidence in terms of expressing itself, says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum made the comment as chief guest at the HFC Bank Kula Film Awards night at Civic Centre in Suva on Saturday.

“Film industry is one of those mediums that in Fiji needs to be developed,” he said.

“I know that in the movies tonight you will see a wide range of views, ideas and representations of how youth see Fiji. The issues they think are important with Fiji and indeed the showcase of their talent of their ability to communicate with you through big screen.”

He said Government was committed, as the chair of Fiji Film highlighted, in branding Fiji further.

“Those of you may know before, for example, they used to have Fiji Visitors Bureau today it is called Tourism Fiji. We said Air Pacific today it’s called Fiji Airways, we had Fiji Investment Trade Bureau today it’s called Investment Fiji and then we had Fiji Audio Commission and today it’s called Film Fiji. In all of this is the promotion of brand Fiji,” the A-G said.

“As Fijians we all need to be proud of our country, we all need to be proud of who we are and we all need to be able to be proud to be able to portray ourselves and our country to the rest of the world.”

Through this medium, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum hopes that we will be able to showcase more of Fiji to rest of the world.

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

 



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