The Mexico Embassy in Nigeria Wednesday hosted dignitaries, art and movie enthusiasts at the screening of two of Nigeria’s films in Abuja.
The screening of the two indigenous films from the stable of the Kaduna International Film Festival is in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico.
‘Bring me Flowers’, a 23 minutes short movie centered on the spate of kidnapping in Nigeria and ‘Lulu da Andalu’ a 2 hour 18 minutes film on the reign of King Manza Musa, a richest monarch who reigned in Mali and some West African countries in the 13th century.
Dignitaries and movie enthusiasts who graced the occasion are Kwara First lady and Chairperson of Governor’s wife forum, Dr. Olufolake Abdulrasaq, the Director General, National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, envoys from India, Bangladesh and other members of the diplomatic communities were also in attendance.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Mexico Ambassador in Nigeria, Alfredo Miranda, said the embassy was poised to promote Nigerian films, noting that the two countries shared a lot of things together in the area of culture and film making, adding that both countries stand to gain from each other.
“We Will continue to collaborate with Nigerians especially those in actors and Nollywood because the industry is huge and has contributed well to the country’s revenue,” he said.
Also speaking, Otunba Runsewe thanked the Ambassador for cooperating with the Nigeria communities, expressing happiness that the embassy just made a big statement which is not only encouraging but means the two countries truly share a lot together.
Kwara First lady on her part lauded the embassy for projecting Nigeria to the world through the two-award winning films from the Kaduna filmmakers.
She then enjoined the embassy to continue to give support in thematic areas like issues of girl-child and gender related issues.