A story of cheat­ing,

Juju

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page -

FOR­GET about the Nol­ly­hood films, the magic, su­per­sti­tion and ghosts that are a re­flec­tion of a sec­tion of so­ci­ety in West Africa’s Nige­ria and get lo­cal where a love tri­an­gle story is slowly but surely ripen­ing in the in­cu­ba­tor and will be show­ing on the small screen very soon.

The drama film talks about cheat­ing that has be­come univer­sal al­though its con­se­quences are known to be de­bil­i­tat­ing. It en­cour­ages prayer­ful­ness and know­ing con­fi­den­tial bound­aries.

The lo­cally pro­duced drama film Xola Sitha set in Bu­l­awayo and moulded in the form of South Africa’s pop­u­lar soapies such as Uzalo, Isi­baya and Mu­vhango is some­how go­ing to close the gap that cur­rently ex­ists in the coun­try’s Nde­bele film pro­duc­tions.

Film pro­ducer Dor­cas Maseko told Sun­day Life that she was through with the script, the cast and all that was needed ex­cept that she has not yet got­ten a will­ing part­ner to share the costs with.

She has as­sem­bled a cast of 15 vet­eran and new artistes to tell the love tri­an­gle story that ex­poses the use of juju in love, cheat­ing, con­fi­dence be­tray­ing, back­stab­bing and how love can cre­ate en­e­mies out of the best of friends.

“With­out un­pack­ing the whole sto­ry­line, the drama film Xola Sitha is about a lady who was plead­ing with her en­e­mies for mercy — for for­give­ness. She was very prayer­ful and would of­ten dream of a neigh­bour tor­ment­ing her and caus­ing a lot of trou­ble in her life, her mar­riage. She would con­fide in her friend and the friend would con­fess ig­no­rance and even fuel ha­tred be­tween her and her neigh­bour who she was see­ing in her dreams,” said Dor­cas.

She said through con­stant prayer, she later found out that her friend who she was con­fid­ing in was cheat­ing with her hus­band and was the one who was tor­ment­ing her through juju where she would mask her­self be­hind the neigh­bour of the cheated friend.

“I am done with al­most ev­ery­thing and I am look­ing for a part­ner. I am hop­ing the talks I have had with some big cor­po­rate will ma­te­ri­alise be­cause the cast is ready and rar­ing to go. We will run 13 episodes of the drama film and i hope we will man­age to at­tract a com­pet­i­tive buyer for our pro­duc­tion,” she said.

Dor­cas added that al­though the drama film was done in Nde­bele they were go­ing to do sub­ti­tling in English so that even those not con­ver­sant in Nde­bele would en­joy the pro­duc­tion.

She said she got in­spi­ra­tion from the things hap­pen­ing around her and from arts gu­rus such as Cont Mh­langa who she spoke highly of as some­one very ap­proach­able and quite help­ful in the coun­try’s arts sec­tor.

Asked what she thought was the big­gest un­do­ing in the coun­try’s film in­dus­try, she high­lighted that the in­dus­try was not pay­ing be­cause there was no com­pe­ti­tion as the monopoly of ZBCtv was sti­fling.

She said she was happy that the Govern­ment

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