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- Representing the Ministry of Culture and the Arts for the DRC, Ms. Jeannette Kavira Mapeera closed the first of the Congolese film week (Sefico) held from May 3 to 7 under the patronage of Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito at "The Zoo" Cultural Center in the council of Gombe. Mrs. Kavira noted that the results of this event should encourage DRC to become a center of influence for the film community. Professor and filmmaker Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda highlighted the absence of a legal framework to govern the corporation which should consolidate the relationship between fantasy and film popularity. Source: Mediacongo,

- The Norman Lear Center USC Annenberg Hollywood, Health & Society Entertainment Education for Television, Movies & New Media organised an event on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Market Theatre (Laager Theatre), 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Johannesburg, 2001 in South South Africa called “From California to Cape Town: How TV Reaches Global Audiences on Key Health Topics”. Health issues affect us all, and can make for truly dramatic storytelling. So how can TV writers, and the wider creative community, portray health accurately in TV storylines? Top entertainment experts from Hollywood and South Africa spoke about some ways they incorporate health information into powerful programming, and the impact that entertainment media can have for social good.