A film produced on the literally work of Nigerians first elected Prime Minister Alhaji Tafewa Balewa is set to hit the cinemas at berlin, Germany.
The movie titled “Shehu Umar” will be played during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival which will be holding from February 15th to 25th.
Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC) Head of Public Affairs Mr Brian Etuk, disclosed this in a statement made available on Tuesday, in Jos.
He said the film will be viewed by film makers, distributors and marketers across Europe, Asia and Africa; it would attract international investment for film production in Nigeria.
According to Etuk, the Managing Director of NFC, Dr Chidia Maduekwe, would lead the Nigeria delegation to the 10-day festival.
He said, while in Berlin, the Nigerian delegation would initiate and participate in meetings to seek collaborations with the Film School of Berlin and other participating countries.
NAN reports that the literary work ‘Shehu Usman’ was first published in 1955. It exposes the personal experiences of the Premier on the philosophy that led to the plight of slave trade in the 19th century. It was adapted in 1976 as a film by Mr Adamu Halilu, the Pioneer MD of NFC, who headed the organization in 1982.
The German Government has supported NFC in conducting training for its staff and has donated equipment of digital scanner to its Film School. (NAN)