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Invest more in the film industry - Dr. Williams Ijoma

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A Nigerian filmmaker says film has a way of introducing nations. Therefore, there is a need for investment in this industry.

Dr. Williams Ijoma said this in an interview with nbc News.

Dr. Ijoma, who is on a familiarisation visit to Namibia for possible collaboration, visited the nbc headquarters.

He says many people know about Nigeria through film and emulate the culture through what they see in these films.

Film industry in need of Funding

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Funding has always been a challenge for the film industry's growth, and corporations reluctance to fund has stiffened the film industry.

The veteran film makers say producing a film is costly and that the Namibian Film Commission's annual budget is not even close to the amount needed to produce one. Vickson Hangula, a Namibian veteran filmmaker, urged the private sector to re-consider investment in the industry as it has huge potential to tackle the unemployment rate in the country. 

Film industry welcomes Mukorob

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Veteran film industry players say the launch of the nbc-Multi-Choice Namibia Mukorob Project last week is the right step towards growing the industry, which has been moving at a snail's pace.

Thirteen local films were produced under the project. The films can now be accessed by millions of viewers on a continental platform, telling Namibian stories, culture, language, and landscape. The nbc News caught up with veteran Namibian filmmaker Vickson Hangula in Okahandja.