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Press Release: Breaking Media Silence on Early Forced Marriage

February 25, 2016 / admin / News

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Press Release: 

Breaking Media Silence on early Forced Marriage

AFRICA CHILDREN’S TELEVISION AND FILM FOUNDATION (ACTFF) ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE FOUR EPISODES OF NEW DOC-DRAMA TELEVISION SERIES ON CHILD, EARLY FORCED MARRIAGE UNDER THE PROJECT EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY AM NOT READY (SHOMILU 4).

 

UPDATE (November 1, 2018)

November, 2018, all 4 episodes of the doc-drama television series entitled: Shomilu; Emotionally, Physically, Am Not Ready, addressing the issue of early forced marriage, are completed and ready to air.

Community screenings are being planned for areas in Kampala, Arua, Karamoja, Kabale, Wakiso, and many others.  the program will also soon be available on local broadcasters and online for streaming.

Original Post:

Produced by Film Garage studio as a commissioned Production company and sponsored by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

Kampala, ACTFF is excited to complete the first four episodes of its project on child early forced marriage and launching the project for television broadcast/online streaming.

Emotionally, Physically, Am Not Ready (Shomilu 4), is the first ever regional television program dedicated to breaking media silence on child early and forced marriage and work around the major factors that have led to increase of the vice in Uganda such as lack of legal protection, poverty and cultural or religious factors.

Emotionally, Physically, Am Not Ready was earlier scheduled to have its television premier on 26th February but due to just concluded elections in Uganda and ongoing unprepared  programing by election covering and  unstable breaking news of various election events the show has be rescheduled to Premier 1st March In Uganda and 2nd March on National TV of Burundi.

The show futures a Renown Comedian Anne Kansiime as the moderator/presenter/narrator of this provocative, motivate and entertaining documentary drama series.

“We really honored and excited to be the first Media related organization to break media silent about this vice in Uganda and Burundi”.  Said Ian Mark Kimanje, Executive director Africa Children’s television and film Foundation.  He continues to say, “During the production of this project, we accounted lots of untold stories that gave us a clear vision on how we will approach the rest of the eight episodes to be filmed in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania”.

Actff would wish to thank the partners that made this project a success such as Film Garage Studios in Uganda and SOJPAE in Burundi.

With special thanks to the sponsors of the four Episodes the Canada Fund for local Initiatives.

For More information or to arrange an interview, please contact

Shemei Agaba, Production / Media  at  Actff28@gmail.com +256 392 001397

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