Gema Dari Menara, Brunei’s first feature film produced by the Religious Affairs Department now known as the Ministry of Religious Affairs, will be exclusively re-screened this 23rd October. The film, which was first screened in a commercial cinema, the Boon Pang Baharu on 23rd October 1968, will be re-screened at The Arena Cineplex, Seri Q-Lap Mall, Kampung Kiulap around 7:30 night. The Exclusive Re-Screening Ceremony will involve actors and several people behind the development of the GDM film.
This matter was among those touched upon in a media conference for the Flashback Ceremony, after the film was first shown 50 years after its was approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The Organizing committee for the GDM Film Flashback Ceremony says that the event highlights the significance of Brunei’s first attempt in producing a film for the cinema, international collaborations, the government’s trust in film as an effective medium to convey messages, the film’s main objective to spread da’wah or religious propagation, reminiscing about the nineteen sixties, socio-culture and Location as well as coinciding with its 50th anniversary.
Several activities have been arranged in commemoration of the film’s 50th anniversary. The activities include, a Doa Selamat and tahlil ceremony, in remembrance of actors and workers behind the film’s production who have passed away. It will be held on 18th October after Maghrib prayers at the Kampong Bebatik Mosque in Kilanas. Furthermore, recreational activity GDM50 which has a sixties theme will be held at the Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf on 21st October at 7.30 in the morning. The Exclusive Re-Screening event will be on the 23rd of October 2018. Members of the public who wish to watch the film can obtain tickets at 10 dollars or 5 dollars. All proceeds will be donated to orphans funds.
Source: Radio Television Brunei