By CHRISTINE MWAABA –
ZAMBIAN film producer and writer, Paul Phiri has urged various stakeholders to embrace film production in 2016 and help market the country’s tourism.
Phiri says young people should start using their talents to sustain themselves.
He noted that film is a rich field which, if managed well, could make one earn a living and make a significant contribution to the national economy.
“Zambians must begin to think outside the box and not depend on formal employment,” he said.
“Zambians must realise that film is a powerful tool in disseminating vital information that could help the public make informed decisions,” Phiri said.
He said film offers a platform on which to share knowledge as well as an education tool.
“Zambia is very rich but there is so much that the world does not know about the country,” he said.
Phiri has produced a short film called After The Pain which focuses on a young woman who, after being abused by her aunt, runs off to the streets and eventually succeeds after conquering hardships.
The message in the film dwells on fighting for children’s rights by raising public awareness.
He added that film could help promote the country which in turn could stimulate economic investments.