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China and South Africa Sign Memorandum of Intent on the Documentary 2014-together fighting against Ebola

2018-07-27 09:58


On July 19, the State Administration of Radio and Television of the People’s Republic of China held the "Launch Ceremony of China-South Africa Film and TV Cooperation Project" in Cape Town, South Africa, in anticipation of the upcoming 10th Summit of BRICS Leaders scheduled to convene in the country later this year. During the ceremony, Huang Ruigang, Vice President of China International Television Corporation, and Steve Locke, chief executive officer of South Africa's LB International Production (PTY) Ltd. (“LBIP”), signed a Memorandum of Intent to co-produce the upcoming documentary 2014-together fighting against Ebola. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Wang Xiaohui, Executive Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and director of the National film bureau, South Africa's minister of public information,Nomphela Mokonyane, and Kang Yong, China's consul general in Cape Town attended the event and witnessed the signing ceremony. Sun yusheng, deputy director of CCTV, heads of the relevant departments of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and the state administration of radio, film and television also attended the event. 


On  the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China, China International Television Corporation and South Africa’s LBIP jointly initiated the filming and production of the documentary 2014-together fighting against Ebola which tells the story of when the Ebola outbreak was at its peak in 2014, and how China took on the responsibility of a great power, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, dispatching a professional medical team to the three most hard-hit West African countries to help fight the virus. By combining observational and narrative scenes, this documentary will present Ebola-affected communities and people in an unparalleled way. In particular, it will visit and interview Ebola survivors and Chinese aid workers who selflessly provided their expertise and skills to these communities, so as to demonstrate the humanitarian efforts by Chinese people towards helping African countries combat the epidemic and develop their economies, and display the unbreakable relationship between China and Africa.