0326 GMT November 30, 2022
Iran has participated at the Fourth Asian Film Festival in Nigeria with ‘Villa Dwellers’ by Monir Qeydi.
The festival opened on Monday at Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, and will run through November 25, IRNA wrote.
On the sidelines of the festival, an exhibition featuring Iran’s handicrafts is underway.
Ambassadors of Iran, China, South Korea, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Palestine attended the opening ceremony.
The opening day hosted the films from China and Iran and films produced in South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Lebanon, and Syria will be screened during the other days.
Cui Jinachun, the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, said that Nigeria is important to Africa and Nollywood has taken the lead with the potential of driving the goal.
The envoy noted that Nigeria had great potential to produce films in China, lots of opportunities, and how the people could do things together with Asian countries all over the world.
“Because Nigeria particularly leads in producing in the film industry, so I think this kind of factor will give a big push and big momentum to develop Nollywood, especially in Asian countries,” he added.