Lilongwe, November 11, mana: Lilongwe-based audiovisual production company, springs of water production is set to premiere a new movies titled ‘Atsikana’, on November 26, 2021 at Bingu International Convention center (BICC) in Lilongwe.
The movie is about a girl child and a number of disadvantages she faces. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), movie producer, Daina Zakochera, said that the movie is also addressing issues of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) among other things.
“The movie has tackled issues such as gender-based violence, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, some harmful cultural practices that deter the girl child and myths that talk about acquiring wealth when you sleep with a virgin,” Zakochera said.
She added that the movie was inspired by true-life stories of young girls who survived GBV saying it has been produced to empower girls to be able to fight GBV on their own.
“Having the chance to talk with a number of girl, I found out that there are more girls who go through a lot and they fail to open up because they are scared or rather they protect their loved ones who are part of the malpractice.
“The movie will bring a huge impact to girls to stand and fight against whatever they may encounter in life as it is a movie that is not only fighting malpractices but it gives hope,” she said.
She urged the general public to join hands with organizations, companies, individuals and the government to fight against GBV in the country.
One of Lilongwe based movie lovers, Gilbert Moyo said that he is ready to attend the forthcoming movie premier.
“I am so hyped to see the movie because I am a fan of movies and I am also excited for female filmmakers who are doing great things in the film industry.
“I also know there are great actors in the movie, so I am excited to see how they interpreted their roles, plus I watch every movie as a student so it is an opportunity to learn something new,” he said.
The tickets will be sold in four categories, standard ticket at K15, 000, couple Ticket K25, 000, VIP ticket at K50, 000 and Anzanga tiyeni ticket of four people at K40, 000.