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Mombasa Archbishop applauds the role of film-makers in educating society.

Wednesday 8 June 2016, by SIGNIS

Nairobi, June, 8th, 2016 (Amecea). At the launch of a new film (Chozi, a production of Miritini Catholic Church and Lwanga Communications Centre – the Communications department of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa (Kenya)), Archbishop Kivuva hailed the film project as springboard to the future of film making. “Today we are witnessing the birth of greater possibilities, from here we may pick the idea of a local channel dedicated for local content, who knows?” he said.

The Archbishop affirmed that film-production has the power to play a formation role in the society as well as engaging the youth to realize their potential “our young people are radicalized because they are not busy, this film engaged around 30 young people across the coast and beyond” he underlined.

The Archbishop thanked and congratulated the production team for the commendable job which they achieved with limited resources “I commend the passion of Lwanga Communications team, they have done this with meager resources, with the support of ordinary people like you and me not from Hollywood,” he said.

At the same time, addressing the gathering, Mombasa County Executive Member Youth Gender and Sports Mohammed Abbas said that the County Government is committed to partnering with the church and other stakeholders to support film making industry in the region. The event was also attended by Wundanyi Member of Parliament and Chairman of Catholic Members of Parliament Thomas Mwadeghu.

Chozi, which means “a tear drop”, is a film that highlights the importance of marriage as a sacrament in the Catholic Church’s dogma.

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