By Teryima Ajijah, Jos
The Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC) said it has signed an MoU with the Nigerian Armed forces to begin film production on it activities in the country.
Managing Director, of the Nigeria Film Corporation Dr Chidia Maduekwe, made the disclosure to news men on last Monday in a press conference in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Dr Maduekwe in his address to Journalists revealed that the agreement with the Armed Forces is to produce 74 films, Television series and documentaries.
Among the films and series selected include; a film on the life and times of Col. Abu Ali, who was killed in action against Boko Haram titled For My Country and Men, The Nigerian Armed Forces in the Liberian War; The Hero’s Bride.
Others are a television series on the Nigerian Women in the Armed Forces titled Breaking the Barriers, feature stories, documentaries, among others.
He added that the project would assist film stakeholders explore the vast opportunities in producing military related films and provide the right portraiture of armed forces in Nigerian films.
The Managing Director said that the project was desirable and timely, considering the display of gallantry by the military which needed to be recorded for a viewing audience within the country and internationally.
“After series of consultations, signing of MoU and exchanges between the NFC and the Defence Department of Civil Military Cooperation, it was agreed that this project was not only desirable but timely.
“Producing these films and documentaries will unlock the potential of our film makers to be able to deploy the appropriate narrative for our armed forces and what they have been able to achieve nationally and internationally.
“We have stories that can sell globally that needs to be told; that is the reason we put this up,” he said.
The MD disclosed that the 74 films, television series and documentaries had been approved and selected for onward production which would start reeling out by 2021.
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