Chinese Film Month begins with screening of ‘Breaking the Silence’

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP):Chinese Film Month on Friday started with screening of Movie “Breaking the Silence” here at Pakistan National Council of
the Arts (PNCA).
The Chinese film month was organized by China Cultural Center (CCC) Pakistan in collaboration with PNCA, in connection
with New Year Celebrations.
You Yi, Cultural Counsellor of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah and
a large number of people attended the opening ceremony of the film month.
Addressing the ceremony You Yi said that China Cultural Center was honoured to organize the Chinese Film Month for the
first time in Pakistan; with hopes to bring a visual feast to more Pakistani fans through a series of screening events.
In the Chinese Film Month, screening of documentaries, feature movies, animated and short movies will be presented to film viewers.
Feature film “Breaking the Silence” and documentary film Chinese Architecture(1) was screened at PNCA Lecture Hall in the opening ceremony.
In addition, this Chinese Film Month is part of the celebration of Chinese New Year 2018 in Pakistan which is on
16th February.
It is also known as the Spring Festival in China, is an important Chinese Spring Festival celebrates at the turn of the
traditional lunar calendar.
The New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and customs. Lunar New Year is celebrated in other Asian countries & territories, including Pakistan.
It is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the “largest annual mass human migration in the world”.
It is a tradition in Chinese New Year, windows and doors are decorated with red colour paper cuts and couplets with popular
themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth” and “longevity”.
China Cultural Center in Pakistan is constantly sharing traditional, cultural aspects which will brings to people of both nations
to enlighten their friendship in a new way by seeing each other culture and tradition things in the form of the Chinese film month.
Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah said that Chinese film month will further strengthen friendship between people of
Pakistan and the China.
“Cultural activities like this will continue to expand and make more contributions to the mutual understanding between China
and Pakistan,” he said.