Movie company wants support from Social Welfare Minister
One of Sierra Leone’s most renowned movie companies, Future Heroes Pictures, has on Thursday, November 5 this year called on the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Alhaji Moejue Kaikai to support entertainers in the country especially actors and actresses.
In a brief interview with the Production Manager of the company, Mr. Samuel Coolgie Sesay, he said that the entertainment industry has the potential to promote the mandate of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs especially with regards their movie, “Posseh” (Tears of the motherless).
He further stated that the issues surrounding domestic violence against the girl child should be treated with all seriousness, adding that they established the company to complement the efforts of the government in addressing the country’s social issues.
He commended the Government of Sierra Leone and the international community for combating Ebola in the country.
He noted that the outbreak of the deadly virus caused a huge setback in the development of the entertainment industry in Sierra Leone.
“The girl child was marginalized, many of whom lost of their parents while some of them were encouraged into early pregnancy,” noted, adding that these and other issues have been highlighted “Posseh.”
He lamented that they have made several attempts to reach the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs at his New England Ville office in Freetown to talk on these issues bur they have not been successful.
“We will try our best to see him after the launching of our movie because we believe that he is the immediate authority in Government to help us forge ahead with our enterprise,” he stressed.
Mr. Sesay called on the general public for support them by buying their original plates and refuse to buy the pirated ones.
The movie was launched on Saturday, 7th November at the Starco Cinema at Kissy Road in Freetown.
By Rosetta Moijatu Njawa
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