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Dar to Host Sixth Asian Film Festival

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    ASIAN Diplomats' Culture Forum will co-host the 2011 Asian Film Festival starting from April 15-24 at the New World Cinema in Dar es Salaam.

    At least ten countries are expected to participate in the festival, which is co-ordinated by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Tanzania.

    Counsellor (Culture) of the Chinese Embassy to Tanzania Liu Dong, said on Wednesday that the festival will run for ten days, where different films from the participating countries will be screened.

    "This is the 6th Asian Film Festival since 2006, which will see more films be screened compared to last year. Some flavour foods will also be exhibited by different participating countries," he said.

    He mentioned the countries at the free entrance festival as India, China, Japan, Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Palestine, U.E. A. and South Korea.

    He said the aim of the festival was to foster a better and closer appreciation of the uniqueness, harmony and diversity of the Asian culture and to promote the cultural exchanges and co-operation between Asian countries and Tanzania.

    Dong said the first film to be screened on the opening day will be Hutong Days from China and the following day a South Korean film dubbed 'My Sassay Girl' will be screened.

    He said that on April 17 they will be showing 'Hula Girls - a film from Japan and the film dubbed 'Khuda Kay Liye' from Pakistan will be shown on April 18.

    Other films to be screened include 'The Scent of Green Papaya' from Vietnam, 'Salt of this Sea' (Palestine), 'The Third Day' (Iran), 'Merah Putih' (Indonesia), 'Ras Harba' (U.A.E.) and '3 ******' from India.

    He said the entry is free on the first-come-first serve basis and the tickets will be available at the Cinama 30 minutes before the show.

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