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75 trainees graduate under KFC sponsorship

Some 75 artistes in Bomet County have successfully completed a one-week training program at the Emkwen film hub, courtesy of the local county government in conjunction with the Kenya Film commission.

A trainee receiving a certificate from Governor Barchok after successfully completing a one-week course sponsored by Kenya Film Commission. Photo by Lamech Arisa

This comes exactly a month after Broadcasting and Telecommunications PS Esther Koimett promised that the government will remain steadfast in its commitment to develop film industry in the country during the launch of this first film hub in Bomet County.

Kenya Film Commission recently established the state of art film hub and the only one of its kind in the lake region block.

Bomet Governor Dr. Hillary Barchok applauded the initial cohort of graduates who were taken through Film Making areas of directing, Production, Acting, Video Editing, Cinematography and Scriptwriting.

Barchok noted that the art industry provided many opportunities that need to be utilized to enable youths earn a living out of it.

“The Art sector has a huge potential for our youth with diverse skills and talents. The opportunities in the sector remain largely untapped due to lack of skills and support to potential artists in our community,” he added.

On his part, the Kenya Film Commission CEO Timothy Owase encouraged youths in Bomet to utilize the resource centre to produce authentic content.

“We are urging our youths to come up with consumable content for which we can get market. Our mandate is to provide avenues for their work to be utilized,” said Owase.

Emkwen is the second hub after the first one at the Dedan Kimathi University that was set up by the commission to provide film production service outside Nairobi.

By Lamech Arisa

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