Malawi’s renowned comedian Michael Usi has said his ‘Kale’ movie depicting Malawi’s founding President Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda era, driving citizens down memory lane, will be distributed for free.
Usi, popularly known as Manganya, said the decision to distribute the move free has been made to allow more Malawians, especially the youth, to learn about the life of Kamuzu Banda.
“Although I have invested a lot of money, I intend to distribute the film for free to help people, especially the youth, to learn more about Kamuzu,” he said.
He said the film shooting was completed and that what is remaining are “final touches.”
“The film will be ready this year,” said the comedian.
During the shooting of Kale in 2014, the motorcade carrying Usi took Malawians on the road from Limbe Market to Gogo Chatinkha Maternity Ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) with all the ceremony typical of the fallen leader.
There were dances by Mbumba, the party women garbed in cloth emblazoned with Kamuzu’s portrait; traditional performances by Sambang’oma Dance Troupe, sights of bodyguards, police officers and other symbols of power characteristic of the one-party era.
And the pintsized Usi clad in a black Wilson hat and khaki coat stood majestically in an open-roof white Land Rover, waving a fly whisk and surrounded by gyrating Mbumbas as well as grand mimics of the defunct red-shirted Youth League members and Malawi Young Pioneers.
“By documenting the life of Kamuzu, Kale will set the record straight and ensure children born during the multiparty dispensation know where we are coming from,” said Usi.
Kamuzu is the poster face of the self-rule fight that occasioned the hoisting of the rising-sun flag abandoned by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika and reinstated by Parliament when former president Joyce Banda took over power.
Manganya also had some shooting of Kamuzu film in Britian.
According to the comedian, there are critical lesson to be learn from Kamuzu through the film.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :