23 July 2022 – Proceeds from the special screening of the documentary “Prince Azim: Son of the Arts,” which premiered nationwide last July and August 2021, were handed over to four charity bodies at Istana Nurul Izzah in Jerudong today. His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah; Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah binti His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah binti His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah graced the event.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen presented the mock cheque amounting to BND25,000 to the Chairman of YASKA (Yayasan Kanser Kanak – Kanak), Awang Haji Mohd Suffian bin Haji Zainal. His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen also handed the mock cheque of BND25,000 to the Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al – Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Binti Pengiran Haji Abd Momin
Also during the event, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah presented the mock cheque amounting to BND25,000 to President of SMARTER Brunei, Pengiran Zamri Bin Pengiran Haji Bujang.
Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah also handed over a mock cheque of BND 25,000 to the Chairman of Persatuan Kanak – Kanak Cacat (KACA), Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Zainal bin Haji Momin.
Also present to witness the handover event were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Suami Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi. On hand to present the mock cheques to Their Royal Highnesses for the handover to the four respective charity bodies was Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar, Progresif’s Chief Executive Officer. The four charitable organisations were Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim’s most cherished, and who the late prince unwaveringly supported during his lifetime.
The raising of funds was achieved from the cumulative collection of proceeds from the documentary’s premiere held at the Empire Cinema on 29 July 2021, and later screenings held at Times Cineplex locations in the Empire, Tutong, and Kuala Belait districts on 31 July and 1 August 2021. Further screenings were held at the Jerudong International School’s (JIS) Arts Centre on the 7th and 8th of August 2021.
The then scheduled continuance of screenings were unexpectedly interrupted due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 last August in Brunei. Information regarding the rescheduled screening dates at Jerudong International School Art Center will soon be announced on Progresif’s social media channels.
The premiere of the special documentary was supported by Progresif Sdn Bhd (Progresif) as the appointed official Marketing and Event Partner, Times Cineplex and JIS Arts Centre as the Venue Partner, and D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd and Aewon Brunei as the sponsors-in-kind.