Canadian duo has second school on the horizon

     (PNAN-CN) – Its mission aims at becoming a principal educational center fostering the art of cinematography in Africa with the newly-formed partnership among Kwasa International Development and Consulting Center (KIDCC) of Swaziland with Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Producer Daria Trifu of the publicly-traded Toronto Pictures of Canada and the privately-held Adhara Properties, will open the Kingdom of Swaziland Film Academy, located in Manzini, in the spring of 2011.

     The Academy will be Pischiutta and Trifu’s second planned institution designed to develop professional cinematography. Commencing in the summer, a motion picture production based on the devastating phenomenon of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, will begin filming operations. There will have a mixed cast of local and international actors, including Hollywood movies stars will be cast to play in the lead roles. The film will showcase for first time, the reality of this epidemic in Africa, especially in Swaziland that has the highest pro-capita percentage of people infected with the virus in the world.

      “Media has power to influence, control and direct a situation no matter how. We are happy to have finally concluded this important partnership. We believe that KIDCC Media Production’s partnership with Adhara Properties and Toronto Pictures of Canada will have a great impact on the realization of an HIV-Free Generation. The Academy, being the first of its kind in the country, will empower our generation with much needed professional skills of international standards in the film industry,” said Violet Nkambule, KIDCC Managing Director

     Known for producing mainstream feature films on social as well as current controversial issues, Toronto Pictures are in production with “Abused in America,” a film that deals with the child mistreatment in the US. “We don’t just want to make movies; we want to make movies that educate, inspire and move people towards change proactively. Our artistic mission is to elevate awareness regarding issues of the moment and to influence social and cultural consciousness globally,” said the Pischiutta-Trifu team, who also made, “Punctured Hope,” that deals with the practice of women slavery and genital mutilation in the Volta region, known as Trokosi. The film qualified for nomination consideration at the 2010 Academy Awards® in the category of “Best Picture” and it was nominated by the Political Film Society in Hollywood in two categories, “Best Film Expose” and “Best Film on Human Rights” of 2009.

     For more information, see www.torontopictures.com.

Editor’s note: When it comes to telling the story, Director Pischiutta leaves, as the chiche goes – “no stone unturned” in presenting truths in their original form.




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