source: Botswana Press Agency
15 April, 2008
GABORONE: - The making of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency movies has raised Botswanas international profile and attracted an increased interest in Botswana, Director of British Council, Mr Stephen Forbes says.
He was speaking at an event to commemorate Anthony Minghella and celebrate artists in the film. The event dubbed No 1 Ladies Detective Agency -The Music was held at BotswanaCraft on Friday Mr Forbes said that when the film was screened in the UK on BBC TV recently, it attracted an audience of over 6 million.
He said this has already attracted an increased interest in Botswana. He said that before the film, they had to persuade British partners to visit the country and had to do a lot of background explaining about the situation in Botswana.
He said that British organisations are now phoning and suggesting projects they can do and are asking to be invited to Botswana.
This presents us with the opportunity to build on the successful collaboration of the film to enhance links in film and film production He said the No 1 Ladies Detective could also help in [continue reading]