The Igbo Art, Culture, and Film Festival, according to JohnPaul Nwanganga, President of the Igbo Movie Producers Association of Nigeria (IMPAN), would highlight the purpose of the culture. According to its organizers, it intends to revive Ndigbo awareness of the beauty of Igbo culture.
This was said by Mr. Nwanganga during the Enugu launching of the Igbo Biggest Art, Culture, and Film Festival. He claimed that the event served as a platform for promoting Igbo culture and uniting the local populace.
He says that the festival’s purpose is to restore Ndigbo awareness of the richness of their culture.
According to the IMPAN President, through raising people’s awareness, the event would restore and revitalize the Igbo people’s diminishing culture, particularly the Igbo language.
The festival, according to him, would feature films, music, and dance created utilizing the language and way of life of the locals.
Therefore, via this initiative, they are bringing the five states of the Southeast together and helping people to see how similar they are despite having different cultures, languages, and customs.
He expresses that there is a heritage that unites Igbo people, and they are attempting to revive it via this amazing initiative.
In claim that in an effort to enhance Igbo identity and legacy, they want to have movies made in the Igbo language and Igbo music like “Igbo Amaka” by Flavour, among other things.
He also said IMPAN was home to a number of individuals well-known for their acting and filmmaking prowess.
They are Pete Edochie, Chika Okpala a.k.a. Zebrudaya, Patience Ozokwor, Nkem Owoh, Yul Edochie, and Ebelle Okaro.
Others present at the unveiling were Steve Ebo, Diewait Ikpechukwu, Stan Amado, Nkem Alu, Kingsley Nweke, Raymond Agu, Paul Ibe, Rita Okonkwo, Brown Ene, Pat Ani, and Kingsley Amadi.
Patience Ozokwor, the matron of the organizing committee, who unveiled the project, gave it her blessing and predicted that the event would become a staple in the community.
She praised the concept of Igbo film producers banding together to organize a festival that would bring all Igbo-speaking ethnicities together.
Ms. Ozokwor commended Nwanganga for coming up with the concept and exhorted everyone to help out with the endeavor.
Stanley Nwataetogo, the chairman of the organizing committee, had earlier said that the festival would be a huge undertaking that would bind Ndigbo together.
I want every son and daughter of the Igbo people to support this celebration because it would be one of a kind, he added.