Brunei Darussalam’s first film, ‘Gema Dari Menara’ produced by the Religious Affairs Department for the first time was put on show commercially at the New Boon Pang Cinema on the 23rd of October 1968. In conjunction with the 50 years of its screening, last night was held the Exclusive Replay of the Film at the Arena Cineplex, Seri Q-Lap Mall, in Kampong Kiulap.
In attendance was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, the Minister of Health and Datin. Doctor Muhammad Hadi Md. Melayong, representative of the film replay committee in his remarks said the objective of replaying the film was to act as a spirit to local film enthusiasts towards further enhancing Bruneian film as an effective information medium apart from developing film as creative industry that is capable of contributing to the country’s economic progress.
Proceeds from ticket sale and Gema Dari Menara programme book will be donated to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans. The replaying of the film was jointly organised by the Coordinator Body of the Replay of the Film and Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Film and Theatre Evolusi Association (FITREE) and the Gema Dari Menara artists, as well as with the cooperation of Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei