Brazil Seeks Partnership With Nigeria African Film Industries
Brazil Seeks Partnership With Nigeria African Film Industries – Brazilian filmmakers are seeking partnership with Nigeria and African film industries. A representative of the film and audiovisual agency Sao Paulo, SPCINE, and Brazilian filmmaker, Sabrina Fidalgo made this known at the maiden edition of the BrasNaija Cultural and Film Festival held recently in Abuja.
According to the SPCINE representative, Brazil’s traditional cinema in the recent past has always focused on collaborations with North America and Europe, however, with shared similarities in culture, and Nigeria’s reputation as the second largest movie producing country in the world, there is much mutual beneficial satisfaction to be gained in a partnership between both nations.
It will be recalled that ex-president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration had all but crippled Brazil’s audiovisual industry, leaving it with little to no resources to operate.
However, with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s assumption into office in January 1, and the appointment of a creative industries enthusiast, Jorge Viana as Head of ApexBrazil, things have taken a turn for the better.
Da Silva’s administration is not only intent on focusing on Brazil’s priority markets which are Latin America and Africa, but to foster regional development inside the nation, and double its co-production partner countries around the world, especially Portuguese speaking African countries, which research shows would surpass Brazil’s 210 million Portuguese speaking population by 2050.