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The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission launches the Audio Description Initiative

December 2, 2021

Contact – Mu Ngcolosi
Telephone – 031 003 9000
Cell – 0823735120
Email – mun@kznfilm.co.za
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission launches the Audio Description Initiative

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission will on the 2nd of December launch the Audio Description to coincide with the International Day of People with Disabilities. The event will run until the 03rd of December and conclude with film screenings. The Audio Visual Description seeks to improve accessibility of people living with disabilities to film content.

Audio Description is a form of narration used to provide information surrounding key visual elements in a media work for the benefit of the blind and the visually impaired persons. The event will commence with an online Panel discussion facilitated by Mr. Simon Manda of Thisability. The panel discussion will focus on Disability Inclusion in the KZN Film Sector and tackle amongst others communication platforms, quota allocations and outreaches.

The event will serve as an Information Sharing session for the guests to get an understanding of the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission as well as highlight the audio describe films. A representative from Shazacin Accessible Media, Ms. Shakila Maharaj has been confirmed to attend the event. CEO Ms. Carol Coetzee will speak on the KZN Film Commission policies and the plans ahead as the organisation integrates the audio describe in its programme.

On the 3rd of December the KZN Film Commission will screen a myriad of Audio Described film at the KZN Film Commission Cinema.

About the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity, under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 (Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and also growing the KwaZulu-Natal film industry.

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Naomi Mokhele,

PR and Events Specialist,

061 150 1221, NaomiM@kznfilm.co.za

Last modified: December 2, 2021

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