Having had many success with his 2018 debut year and having growing up in Kenya and move on to being a successful filmmaker in Canada, Speaking to GHAFLA, Alois Nashali has had his say about hoe he sees the east Africa film industry amid tension that the film industry in the east African region has collapsed ever since the demise of the bongo star icon Steven Charles Kanumba, Alois however states that the film industry is east Africa is rapidly growing that has been changing significantly with the significant change in technology utilized.
In Canada, many people have begun viewing the film industry as a major career field and thus the number of skilled individuals in the field has been increasing significantly
According to Alois, the main difference between the film industry in abroad and the East African film market is the fact that Canadian film companies and other organizations have had better resources and technological advancement compared to the companies that operates in the industry in East Africa. This major difference makes the film industry more marketable in Canada and that has also contributed to its output films to be of much higher quality compared to those in East Africa.
A major point that filmmaker Alois Nashali however insisted was the talent that east Africa have got and when asked about an African filmmaker he admired the most at the moment he was quickly to mention the Tanzanian filmmaker and actor Gabo Zigamba. “there are many people with similar talents and passion for the industry like those in Canada, except the fact that they lack opportunity and so they end up pursuing careers of other areas”, Added Alois.
As a way of improvement, Alois recommends that government, Non-governmental Organizations and individuals should consider investing more on the film industry since by doing so, they would be able to improve on film output quality and thus attract highly capable talents from locals. And further added that Such changes would significantly improve and transform the film industry in East Africa to the much higher level.
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