The Nigerian Film Corporation and Spain through the African Women Foundation will soon begin the production of a documentary series that will aid the fight against women violence in Arica.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the NFC, Dr Chidia Maduekwe recently met with the former Vice President of Spain, Madam Theresa Fernandez De La Vega who also is the President of the African Women Foundation, at the Spanish Embassy in Abuja to discuss modalities for the project.
At the meeting also was the Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, Mercelino Cabanas Anesorena who described Nigeria as a great country with rich culture.
Women based violence in Africa has always been a challenge. Despite the many legislations put in place to tackle the menace, concerns about the plights of women affected continue to mount which has given rise to other approaches in handling the problem.
As concerned organizations that are interested in alternative approaches to addressing the problem, the NFC and AWF are of the strong view that deploying the potency of the film medium can help in advocacy and education on tackling gender based violence, hence the proposed documentary series.
Dr Maduekwe commended Madam Fernandez for her strong interest in the welfare of women in Africa through her Foundation which he said has impacted the women folk in so many ways.
The former Spain Vice President said she was delighted to work with the NFC in the documentary project. She also commended the NFC for the several interventions and collaborations in the areas of training and manpower development in the Nigerian motion picture industry pointing out that the endeavors will help raise the standard of film production in the country.
The Spanish ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Mercelino, who had earlier described Nigeria as a culturally rich country said Spain is open to collaborate with the NFC in more ways that can cement the cultural diplomatic ties between her and Nigeria. He said the two countries can maximize their immense cultural and cinematic experiences for the benefit of their peoples through cultural exchanges and other collaborations.