First-ever Chinese film festival launched

14 Jun 2015 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 14 JUN (NAMPA) - The Chinese Embassy in Namibia on Friday launched the first-ever Chinese Film Festival in Windhoek.
Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Xin Shunkang, who officiated at the official opening, said the Chinese film industry has been developing at a fast pace over the past few years.
He noted that many Chinese films are shortlisted at major international film festivals.
The ambassador expressed hope that the screening of Chinese movies will accord Namibians a chance to learn more about the Chinese culture.
“I hope this event could be a chance for our Namibian friends to further understand the Chinese culture, customs, history and society,” Xin said.
The festival will run until Thursday at the Mearua Mall Ster Kinekor Cinema.
He commended the management team of Ster Kinekor for their arrangements and involvement to host the film festival.
The movies are classic works of different themes and styles, aimed at showcasing China's culture and history .
Minister of Land Reform Uutoni Nujoma, senior United Nations (UN) officials, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as several Chinese nationals residing in Namibia attended the screening of the festival's first movie 'The Partners'.
All movies have English sub-titles and start at 18h00. Entrance is free of charge.