Netflix, UNESCO Team Up For Africa Talent Hunt
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Oct, 2021 ) :Netflix has launched a project with the UN's cultural body on Thursday to hunt out young filmmakers from sub-Saharan Africa and explore traditional folktales from the region.
"This initiative aims to seek out new talents and great folk tales which are a very important part of our heritage and culture in Africa," said Ben Amadasun, head of original content and acquisitions for Netflix in Africa.
The streaming giant is trying to establish itself in the continent through investments in young talent.
UNESCO said the new initiative was partly motivated by the desire to preserve certain traditions in danger of being forgotten as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent cultural gatherings.
Young filmmakers aged 18 to 35 can pitch ideas for the competition until November 14.