iRep (iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival ) honours Balance Austen-Peters film producer and director, founder, Terra Kulture.
The prestigious iREP Honours this year was given to Austin-Peters, who was named a frontline promoter of arts and culture in the country.
According to the iREP directorate, Austin-Peters was honoured this year, on occasion of her 50th birthday anniversary, because “essentially, she represents the spirit of progress and possibilities in our culture producing community; a major inspiration to many young people. More so because, at the inception of the festival, Austin-Peters was the first supporter we had. She gave us the Terra Kulture facilities free of charge and even donated lunch to some of our guests. She repeated the feat on the second edition before the festival relocated to Freedom Park. That is an uncommon gesture of philanthropy, especially in our clime. For this kindness of spirit, iREP Directorate has decided to honour the one fondly called “Mama Terra,” a true Amazon of Art Promotion in Nigeria.”
The honour was presented to her at the Festival opening Cocktail event on Wednesday, March 20 at the amphitheatre of Freedom Park, the traditional home of iRep.