By Tafadzwa Phiri
Producers from Gokwe are working on producing a traditional movie which is set in rural Gokwe.
The productions for the movie are at an advanced stage that producers behind the movie are confident that viewers will get a treat of what Gokwe can produce.
One of the producers Tinashe Chata (24) said the movie is set to be launched on the 4th of September.
Chata is not only an actor but is also a dancehall musician going by the stage name (Chaterlee).
The Shurugwi born producer said he developed passion for arts at a very young age.
According to Chata the movie Chuma, which is set in Gokwe is a movie which will be portraying African culture.
“Our movie will be highlighting themes of African culture. Our short movie is intented to help people understand culture and the way of life in Africa.”
Looking back Chata said they encountered some challenges in coming up with the production.
“Sometimes we could go to different locations on foot since some of our sponsors would have failed to fulfil their promises. Others actors of this movie couldn’t make it since their parents would not allow them to go out with us during this period of lockdown. However, as a team we managed to solve some of the major problems through the guidance of our Lord.
“I want to give thanks to the Almighty God for making this movie a successful project. Without his guidance nothing would have come out from all of our efforts,” he said.
Necktonny Singano one of the crew members said it was exciting to produce a movie from Gokwe.
“It is exciting to be part of this project and shoot a traditional movie from Gokwe in Chipere area,” Singano said before explaining that it is mode exciting that the whole cast was drawn from Gokwe.
“The whole cast of our production is drawn from Gokwe. It is a way of showcasing our talent to the world. This is a movie which explores various social issues affecting people,” he said.
Singano said they will approach the public broadcaster ZBC on wether it is is possible for them to have the movie shown on the national screen.
“We are going to take it to different platforms such as Zbc and and also utilise social media platforms so that it will reach a broader audience,” he said