By: Blessing Mabunda
MALAMULELE- Red Peach media and Limpopo TV, LIM 345 youth and culture portfolio committee had on Saturday hosted a successful media workshop aimed at providing film making skills to the youth in Malamulele and surrounding areas.
At least hundreds of young people attended the media workshop at Malamulele club house. Nsovo Mabasa from Malamulele told Giyani View that it’s a great opportunity given to young people like her and cohorts.
The Red Peach media director, Themba Masingi speaking on Saturday said “this is a stakeholder engagement session on Collins Chabane youth and development programme that is aiming to provide film making skills to the youth in the community, we want to create exposure of film making in the community and raise funds that would help the youth to execute their documentary film projects.
“This programme will enhance and ensure job creation to unemployed, our main mission is to incorporate film to awareness campaigns in the community and build educational programmes that will empower the youth and the community at large in preparation of DTT projects.
“The purpose of the event was to create a database of youth who are interested in the media and offer a platform to educate the community about the media.” Masingi said
Amongst those who attended the event include upcoming models, filmmaker’s crew and TV presenters, dancers and actors.
Ba- Phalaborwa Tswelopele youth production kept everyone entertained with their stunning live stage performances; drama and different cultural dance. The group’s founder and director, former Phalaborwa FM (PFM) Eddie Zondi well-known as ‘Bra Zondi’ said he is happy that finally he met an experience film and TV producer of Themba Masingi’s calibre.
“I have a feeling that we’re going far with this, he is an experienced campaigner in the media industry. He has worked with the big guys before, the likes of Tshepo Howard Mosese well-known as ‘Howza’ and that gives me a peace of mind that he knows his story.”
“This open media workshop and community development programme is aimed at developing the film industry in Limpopo film productions/ industries in the province.” Concluded Masingi.