“Right On Film Education Project” Certificates 10 Trainees
At least ten (10) trainees of Right on Film Education Project were over the weekend certificated for having been trained in the arts of filmmaking, following a 3-week intensive training implemented by the National Adult Education Association of Liberia (NAEAL).
According to the Project Manager of Right on Film Education Project, Luther N. Mafalleh, the training of the ten individuals, ran from August 31—18 September, 2020 in Voinjama, Lofa County, Buchanan, Grand Bassa, Monrovia, Montserrado County, with financial support from Federal Ministry of Economic Corporation and Development and Brot Fur die Welt of Germany.
During the course of the 3-week “Right on Filmmaking Training” in feature films and documentaries, stated Mafalleh, the trainees who received certificates of participation were drilled through screen writing, treatment writing, directing, producing, camera and editing, among others.
Mafalleh, Right on Film Project Manager, made the assertion when he gave an overview of the project during the program marking the certification ceremony of the trainees, held in Du-Port Road, Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
He said the project is an initiative of Vet Film.Org, a German NGO, and implemented by NAEAL. “The project is being implemented in five West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Ghana and Republic of Togo, and was started in July 2020,” he stated.
He explained further that the intention of the project was to train 10 Liberian filmmakers and one media for peace training in Ghana, but due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the project came out with a plan-B: have the training done in Liberia due to the consent of its international sponsors.
Mafalleh recounted that the project was birthed by Welt Films in Africa. In Lofa County, 10 film-makers were trained under the project, while 9 were trained in Grand Bassa and 10 in Montserrado County.
The Right On Film Education Project Manager used the occasion to extol Vet Films.Org and other sponsors for sponsoring the project, in the wake of the COVID-19 in the country.
Presenting certificates of participation to the trained 10 participants was Joseph F. Doe, who thanked them for a job well done. He challenged them to put to use lessons learned in order to be enlisted for future projects in film-making.
The trained participants, in separate statements, said from the initial stage of the training they were shy, but they made a breakthrough and did their utmost best during the course of the training.
They thank Right On Film Education Project, NAEAL and all other sponsors for the training, which they considered rewarding in that it taught them how to be film-makers and media-for-peace trainers.