In Khouribga, African media strive to sustain the momentum of FICAK

Hibapress / MAP-Adnane Abbou

Film screenings and other parallel activities continue as part of the 24th edition of the Khouribga International African Cinema Festival (FICAK). However, these activities would not have been as memorable without the contribution of the Moroccan and African media to the influence of this pan-African festival.

“I am in Khouribga to cover the activities of FICAK, thanks to the partnership which links this artistic event with the Écrans Noirs festival in Cameroon,” rejoiced Amina Habiba, journalist on Cameroonian television, who was in the company of his fellow cameraman.

“Our television is present at FICAK for the second consecutive year,” said Habiba who was accredited by its media support, Cameroon Radio Television-CRTV (Radiodiffusion-télévision du Cameroun), the Cameroonian public radio-television organization, in order to ensure media coverage of this event (May 11-18).

Welcoming “this great experience”, the Cameroonian journalist welcomed, in a statement to MAP, the organization of this artistic event which celebrates African cinema and opens the way to many young African talents (screenwriters, actors and photographers). ), noting that his work consists of producing reports to introduce Cameroonian citizens to this festival.

For her part, Mona Al-Aidi, an independent Egyptian journalist, said that she represents several media outlets with the aim of ensuring media coverage of the 24th edition of FICAK, praising the successful organization and the efforts made by the organizing committee for the success of the festival.

This specialist in artistic issues, who has covered several national and continental events such as the Luxor Festival for African Film (LAFF), expressed her joy at visiting the city of Khouribga to cover this continental cinematographic mass, expressing the hope that the duration of the festival be extended “in order to watch and assimilate all the films, given that each film has its own particularity”.

Jean-Marc Djadji, journalist-reporter for Radiodiffusion Télévision ivoirienne (RTI), indicated, for his part, that his support is working during this festival to support Ivorian directors and actors, with a view to promoting and promoting cinema in Ivory Coast.

“We strive to highlight their know-how in this area, because our support works to promote Ivorian participation in this festival and to share experiences that allow young Ivorian filmmakers to improve their performance,” he said. he says.

And the Ivorian journalist added: “This purely African festival deserves to be highlighted more by the African media, because it seeks to promote African cinema in its entirety.”

These testimonies reflect the close relationship between the media and cinema which have resolutely worked to promote the brand image of a continent in search of development and prosperity.

Focused on “a cinema conscious of its time”, this 24th edition of FICAK intends to promote and perpetuate African cinematographic traditions, with a view to ensuring the 7th African art the influence that befits it.

FICAK, whose first edition dates back to 1977, is considered to be one of the oldest film festivals in Morocco and the third African film festival on the continent.

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