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  • I am Gervas Kasiga from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I will be presenting a paper on “Tanzania Growing Film Industry and Job Opportunities to Youth”.
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    1. 1. Tanzania Growing Film Industry and Job opportunities to Youth a paper by Gervas Kasiga from University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania May 13, 2008
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Factors for the growth of the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Potentiality of film industry as a creator of job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and how to overcome them </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>The film industry in Tanzania is an up coming industry </li></ul><ul><li>Came the Film Unit that was established during the colonial period </li></ul><ul><li>The colonialists used films as tools for advocating their colonial systems to the masses and communicating developmental information in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>It was also used as a propaganda tool to stop people from going to cities </li></ul><ul><li>A film such as ‘Gumu’ suggested to the people to stay in rural areas rather than moving to urban areas </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Introduction Cont… </li></ul><ul><li>Films were also used by colonialists to ensure that people were well educated in various aspects of life: socially, economically, politically and culturally </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, many Africans abandoned their ways of living and followed the European living styles to some extent. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Introduction Cont…. </li></ul><ul><li>Films were used as tools for the struggle for the country’s independence </li></ul><ul><li>Various ideological films were used to pass revolutionary ideas to the masses of Tanzania. </li></ul><ul><li>Films of also represented the colonial view of development. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Factors for the growth of the industry <ul><li>Government initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of privately owned Television stations (1990s) </li></ul><ul><li>Universities initiatives through various film and television courses </li></ul>
    7. 7. Factors for the growth of the industry cont…. <ul><li>Screening of Nigerian films </li></ul>
    8. 8. Film industry v/s Job opportunities <ul><li>Youth as actors and actresses </li></ul><ul><li>Youth as Cinematographers </li></ul><ul><li>Youth as Art Managers </li></ul>
    9. 11. Challenges? <ul><li>Lack of Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Language barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Few number of Film Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Violation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Lack Art Managers and Marketers </li></ul>
    10. 12. Challenges? <ul><li>Lack of Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Language barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Few number of Film Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Violation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Lack Art Managers and Marketers </li></ul>
    11. 13. Overcoming the challenges <ul><li>Investors should be willing to invest in the film industry in Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the number of film experts </li></ul><ul><li>Use of subtitles in different languages </li></ul><ul><li>More education on copyright law </li></ul>
    12. 14. Casting sessions
    13. 15. Actress memorizing her lines
    14. 16. Director giving instruction to Actor. Director giving instruction to Actor.
    15. 17. Instructing each other
    16. 18. Filmmakers on set
    17. 19. Actors on take Actors on take
    18. 20. Actor and Camera Person
    19. 21. Crew during filming
    20. 22. Youth in the making
    21. 23. Film students in their research
    22. 24. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>The introduction of Television stations in the country has also caused the collapse of parastatals such as the Tanzania Film Company and the Audiovisual Institute. </li></ul><ul><li>The economic means of production are no longer in the hands of the government but in individuals. </li></ul>
    23. 25. <ul><li>QUESTION AND ANSWERS </li></ul>
    24. 26. <ul><li>THANKS FOR LISTENING </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by gervas kasiga </li></ul><ul><li>13 May 2008 </li></ul>