• Namwamba said the initiative will strengthen international film exchange and cooperation and also help promote the Talanta hela initiative.
• He said the film industry employs many youths worldwide helping in addressing the unemployment rate.
The Century Cinemax Mall at Two Rivers mall was brought to a stand on Monday, as the launch of the China-Kenya film festival began.
Guests and various dignitaries were served with delicious biting's and drinks, as they waited for the ceremony to begin.
Few minutes later, Sports CS Ababu Namwamba and other official leaders arrived to launch the film which was much awaited.
Students from the University of Nairobi (UON) kicked off the event with an art performance dubbed 'The lions dance' usually performed during Chinese traditional events.
The students were dressed in multicolored yellow and red costumes as they performed the Chinese dance.
Another group of UON students performed Kenyan cultural Luhya pop dance.
The guests clapped and cheered happily as the performers exited the stage.
After the dances, the leaders launched the China-Kenya Film festival which underscored the shared commitment of Kenya and China to utilize their film industries as powerful tools for economic growth and understanding.
Following the launch, guests were entertained to a Kenyan film known as 'The Last Supper' and a Chinese film called 'the one and only'
According to Deputy Director General, China Film Administration, Mao You ,'One and Only' tells the story of Chinese youngsters pursuing their dreams in the sport of street dancing.
"This film, brimming with youth, joy, friendship and stamina, is definitely going to resonate with the youngsters in Kenya," You said.
Namwamba said the initiative will strengthen international film exchange and cooperation and also help promote the Talanta hela initiative.
He said the film industry employs many youths worldwide helping in addressing the unemployment rate.