Very few people have a true perspective of Africa in Nepal because they depend on the Western Media for the information about Africa and
its people. Nepalese people and Asians are only informed about the disasters, civil war, HIV Aids, food shortage starvation and similar short
comings of Africa through Western Channels. This is due to the lack of independent channels that broadcast balanced information about Africa. This continent was the cradle of civilization, its diverse culture and natural heritages have many untold beautiful stories. The time has come to tell their true stories to the world.
College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC) organized for the first time Nepal Africa Film Festival (NAFF) in 2011 with a theme “Africa through African Lens” in partnership with Media Women’s Associations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia. Next year in 2012, Africa Film Festival screened 10 films of different African countries. This year the college is organizing Africa Film Festival for the third time with a theme “Bridging Gap; Nepal and Africa.” CJMC established its partnership with Africa in 2008 and has been playing a significant role to strengthen Nepal Africa relation through exchange programs supported by the Norwegian government.
So far there are only two embassies in Nepal representing the entire continent of emerging 53 nations in Africa. Nepal Africa Film Festival (NAFF) will provide the platform to bridge cultural and information gap between two continents.
- To conduct Africa Film Festival screening maximum African Films.
- To expand CJMC network with African Film Industry.
- To build up international partnership with reputed universities in
- To promote tourism in Nepal and Africa.
We propose official government level partnership with:
- Africa Union
- Ethiopian Film Entrepreneurs. Both countries are landlocked and
- Problems are similar. We can learn from each other.
- Gauteng Film Commission South Africa
- Nollywood Nigeria (to find out entrepreneurs)
- Zanzibar Film Group Tanzania
- Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and other African countries.
A single woman is doing her level best to explore Africa in Nepal. It is not possible to conduct Africa Film Festival or promote Africa in Nepal without having any partners in Africa. We strongly request you to put us in contact with government organizations, film makers, directors and
help us establish official partnerships. Without having official partners with the film industry in Africa we will not be able to collect the films and further conduct the festival.
Dr. Manju Mishra
Director : Nepal Africa Film Festival
Director : College of Journalism and Mass Communication