African Filmmakers Revive Old Films

The Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) has resolved to resuscitate 50 African films in a bid to restore the lost glory of the art from the continent.

The filmmakers unveiled the plan on the occasion of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou (FESPACO), which ends on Saturday, APA said.

FEPAC launched its new project for the restoration and preservation of 50 films, to safeguard African cultural heritage.

The project was launched on Thursday at a press conference in Ouagadougou by the FEPACI Regional Secretary-North America, Aboubakar Sanogo of Burkina Faso.

“We are here to launch our new project to restore and preserve 50 African films,” Sanogo, who is also responsible for the project, pointed out.

According to him, the initiative of the federation aims to identify and restore the cinematographic heritage of the African continent.

“FEPACI is the image of cinema in Africa and the Diaspora, and we must work to make it known worldwide,” he told journalists.

Aboubakar Sanogo said that the actions of the federation are currently focused on the production, and distribution of films, insisting that the time has come for Africans to consider the protection of their culture.

The new project requires mammoth resources, but the promoters say they count on partners’ support to succeed in the policy of archiving African films.

The choice is left to the Africans to select the 50 films for their preservation and restoration.

Founded in 1970, the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) aims to promote African cinema around the world.

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