Gurung urges film workers to stand by national integrity
KATHMANDU, Dec. 8: CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung has urged film workers to raise voice in favour of national independence through the means of art and film.
Addressing the second national gathering of All Nepal Film workers Association here on Saturday, made this plea to stand by national independence saying that the country´s nationality is in grave crisis.
The country has witnessed vehement foreign interference in cultural sector with the growing external intervention in the national economy, Gurung claimed.
He suggested the Nepali film makers to produce films promoting national identity and fundamental values.
"The country now has reached the state of neo-colonialism and is at high risk to face the destiny that of Fiji, Afghanistan and Sikkim if a struggle of national independence was not launched against this state," leader Gurung asserted.
Chairperson of Film Makers´ Association Raj Kumar Rai said they had supported the earlier move initiated by CPN-Maoist to ban the screening of foreign films for a definite time and stressed the need to limit the screening of foreign movies.
On the occasion, various speakers including Chairperson of All Nepal People´s Cultural Federation Iswor Chandra Gyawali and Vice-chairperson of All Nepal Writers´ Association Khem Thapaliya wished that the gathering would be successful to choose an able leadership to fight against foreign interference in Nepali film horizon.