Feb 19, 2009, 4:31 AM
Mr. Lamin Manga, the Chief Executive Officer of Unique FM Radio recently gave public lecture on the topic "The discussion on the films in the
Mr. Manga recently returned home from the
During his stay in the
Participants examined the development, production of films, as well as the latest technological developments.
In his lectures, Mr. Manga said the International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) was launched by the
"Each year, over 4,500 IVLP participants from all over the world are selected by the
He added that as part of their visit, they were exposed to discussion centring on the
According to him, they were also exposed to the way government support arts and culture, and the promotion of projects to increase education and awareness of arts and films, through the National Endowment for Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH).
Manga noted that they also managed to have a first hand experience of how the library of congress is preserving and cataloguing films and other visual recordings.
He stated that their four weeks visit also gave them an overview of the American film industry, including its historical evolution, current trends and the impact of technology.
"It was also interesting to see the diversity and the scope of the American filmmaking, from
"In Los Angles, the home of
He further revealed that his visit was a result of his presence at the 31st annual Sundance Film Festival, a gathering of the film industry's top people and production.
The festival, he noted, played host to countless film screenings.
Mr. Manga commended the US Embassy in