Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) led by the CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua joined the Israeli Embassy in Kenya in hosting the Sherekea III Israeli Film Festival which was held on 27th-29th November, 2019 at the Nairobi National Museum of Kenya.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the festival on Tuesday 26th November 201 9 at the Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre (MJC) in Nairobi, Dr. Mutua who was the keynote speaker reiterated that KFCB will continue to work with the local and international partners in implementing its regulatory mandate, Sinema Mashinani roll-out project and other programs in the Creative industry aimed at job creation for the youth in line with the Manufacturing Pillar of the Presidential Big 4 Action Plan.
Dr. Mutua underscored the importance of film as a tool of sharing culture and telling our own stories which can be used to bridge the unemployment gap among the youth in this country and across the nations.
“With this being the third time KFCB is partnering with Israel in Kenya in this auspicious event, I am proud to note that Kenya and Israel have continued to enjoy cordial relations and strengthened bilateral ties around Creative Arts,” he added.
In his remarks, the Israel Deputy Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Eyal David lauded the successful partnership with the Board for having the Israel Film Festival for the third time running.