Movie screening spotlights OKU

Izah Azahari

Students and staff from non-profit organisations under the Brunei’s Council for the Welfare of Persons with Different Abilities (MKOKU) attended the screening of Intouchablés, a famous French film of the last decade directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The event was hosted by Alliance Française de Brunei Darussalam at the Times Cineplex, The Empire Brunei yesterday.

President of Ability Build through Learning and Experience (ABLE) Tuming bin Haji Md Jais was the guest of honour.

French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage, President of Alliance Francaise de Brunei Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Honorary President of Alliance Francaise de Brunei Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Idriss ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Temenggong Pengiran Haji Mohammad, and President of the French-Brunei Business Association (FBBA) Pierre Imhof were also present.

The film is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, a disabled Frenchman and his French-Algerian caregiver, Abdel Sellou. The screening was held in conjunction with International Day of Persons with Disabilities to raise awareness for people with different abilities (OKUs).

The event also saw a presentation of donation from French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage on behalf of Alliance Française, to the guest of honour.

Since its establishment in 1986 in the Sultanate, Alliance Française de Brunei Darussalam has been active in promoting French language and culture by providing classes to the public, schools and corporations.

Another screening will be held on December 6.

Interested individuals can purchase the ticket directly at the Times Cineplex, The Empire Brunei counter.

French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage presents donation to President of Ability Build through Learning and Experience (ABLE) Tuming bin Haji Md Jais
Attendees during the film screening. PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI