TX Eventx - шаблон joomla Joomla

OKPADAH, Stephen Ogheneruro & Taiwo Okunola AFOLABI

The Video Film Medium: A Panacea for National Development

Stephen Ogheneruro OKPADAH

Department of the Performing Arts

University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Kwara State, Nigeria

Email:

&

Taiwo Okunola AFOLABI

Department of the Performing Arts

University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Kwara State, Nigeria

Email:

Abstract


The functionalities of videos-films and the cinematic medium include information, edutainment, psycho-spiritual therapy, cultural documentation and socio-economic growth among others. Also, this video-film medium has accelerated the pace of the development of the first world countries. Why has this medium not garnered enough attention in the third world countries? This study therefore examines the role of video-film in the development of the first world countries. It examines how it could be used as a tool to energize the development of the developing nations. With historical survey and analytical methods employed, the study reveals among others that the video-filmic medium has not been given an adequate attention by the government of most developing countries especially in Africa and that due to the deficiency in the quality of these video-films, and that the audience find it difficult to patronize these films. In conclusion, the study therefore recommends that the government of the third world countries should make the video-film medium a priority in governance as it would accelerate the socio-economic and political growth of these countries.

1. Stephen Ogheneruro OKPADAH graduated from the Department of Theatre Arts, Delta State University, Abraka and he is presently a postgraduate student at the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

2. Taiwo Okunola AFOLABI graduated from the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, University of Jos and he is presently undertaking his postgraduate studies in Performing Arts at the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Map