Cash filmmakers' greatest challenge - MK

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Visiting American filmmaker and professor of creative writing at Morgan State University in the United States of America (US) Molefi Kete Asante, has cited money as the greatest challenge that all filmmakers worldwide face.

In an interview with Showbiz, Asante, who trades by the name MK, said that after hosting a workshop on Monday with Botswana filmmakers he established that, like in many other countries, money for production still remains the biggest obstacle.He further said that he was able to get diverse viewpoints of directors, script-writers and producers amongst those in the film industry.He revealed that he has observed that the Botswana film industry has resources and tools but performers have not yet figured out how to tap into the market and sell themselves to the outside world.

MK, who is in Botswana until Friday, said that part of his address included sharing his knowledge and experience as a filmmaker. He said that he also addressed issues of how Batswana could use available platforms to advance their filmmaking careers.The 30-year-old filmmaker, who is on an African music safari, said that before coming to Botswana he was in Nambia.

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