The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) recently organized an awareness campaign in Eldoret town to educate film producers about the importance of creating clean content.
According to KFCB, their primary objective is to launch a nationwide movement that promotes the production and consumption of content that is free from obscenity and harm. The board aims to purify the airwaves by removing inappropriate and detrimental material.
During the sensitization exercise, Boniventure Kioko, the Regional Manager of KFCB in Uasin Gishu, emphasized the board’s commitment to safeguarding children from exposure to harmful content. Kioko urged filmmakers to create and promote movies and media that accurately represent our society’s culture and values.
“Parents and guardians have a crucial role in monitoring the content their children consume through radio, television, and the internet,” Kioko stressed.
Furthermore, he explained that KFCB has implemented regulations to facilitate filmmakers’ activities, making it easier for them to conduct business. The aim is to utilize the power of film to generate employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
Kioko also highlighted the board’s efforts to enhance its service delivery, with a focus on mentoring, nurturing, and inspiring young individuals and aspiring artists in the film industry.
He encouraged the youth to seize the opportunities presented by KFCB’s programs and projects. Additionally, Kioko mentioned their collaboration with various groups in the North Rift region to address banditry issues in places like Turkana, West Pokot, and Elgeyo Marakwet. The goal is to motivate and guide young people to utilize their talents as a means of economic empowerment and to mitigate conflicts and banditry.