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A film “The Bicycle Thief” is set to premiere in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls next month. The film was directed by United States-based filmmaker Sanelle Sibanda and will be screened at various venues in the country.

Marketing manager of the production Kudakwashe Takundwa said they were going to show the film at the Book Cafe and Arcadia Community Centre.

“All is set for the premirre of the film which delivers social messages to the nation,” he said.

Takundwa said they were working on showing the film in schools surrounding the city.

“It is also a good story for these youngsters who are going to school as it gives meaningful messages,.”

“We are going to show it in different places of the country and to give it room to be shown in different festivals within and outside Zimbabwe,” he said.

One of the actors Kelvin Sibanda said the story was about a young man Zola who was a dancer who lived in Africa.

“In this world freedom comes in many ways and in this story Zola a young talented dancer in a remote village in Africa is devastated when his father leaves to work in South African mines

“The situation gets worse when his mother dies of AIDS and Zola is left to stay with his uncle a poor man until Zola auditions for a dance competition and all he needs to change his life is a miracle,” he said.

He said they have tried to bring new innovation through a short story that is pregnant with social facts.

“It is a story that gives the nation the truth about life and remember it was written by someone who is from the same society and his understanding of these matters is high,” he said.

Source : The Herald