Bishop Onanga Charges Catholic Film Makers On Quality Films

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Yemisi Izuora
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu diocese, Most Rev Callistus Onanga has charged producers of Home Videos and films in the country to re-double their efforts in producing only contents that would edify the society.
Speaking recently in Enugu when executives of SIGNIS Nigeria paid him a courtesy call, the cleric decried the poor content and quality of many Home Videos being produced in the country, saying they add little or no moral value to their consumers.
He therefore challenges Catholic film makers to produce viable alternatives other than the usual projection of violence, rituals and materialism most of the trending films are noted for.
“I hardly watch many of these Home Videos because they do not add value to the viewers. Most of them are full of rituals, killings and crave for materialism. They do not tell the true story of the positive values we Africans are noted for such as love of God, hard work, perseverance and the love of neighbours. Many of these producers are just after making money and nothing more. I therefore urge our Catholic film producers to strive to come out with better alternatives; positive-oriented and well researched films that will add values to young minds and help them grow into responsible adults.”
Bishop Onanga whose diocese of Enugu has been selected as permanent venue for the annual SIGNIS Nigeria Film & Music Festival, promised to give all necessary support for SIGNIS to ensure it achieves its goal of enhancing evangelism through the use of all the modern tools of communications.

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