Malawi’s leading lady of film Flora Suya is set for a premier of her own movie My Mother’s Story on May 28, 2016 at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.
Addressing a news conference on Thursday at Simama Hotel in Lilongwe, Suya who is the director and main actor of the one hour and 30 minutes movie which was shot in Lilongwe, My Mother’s Story is about a young woman who works as a housemaid and is impregnated by a gardener, and later abandoned.
Whilst still pregnant she meets another man who falls for her and life changes but tragedy later strikes..
“My Mother My Story aims at generating debate by decision makers as regarding the exclusion of women in most areas which will lead to the re thinking of policies that are in place about women and development,” she said.
Suya said she will also launch a DVD of the film which exposes the evil things that women go through because of poverty to raise their children and becoming a role model to most young girls in Malawi.
“The film is a true story produced with two intentions. One to stir debate, through the story in the film, amongst decision makers and key figures in Malawi on the plight women in Malawi with the aim of bringing about positive change.
“Two to be a living example of what women can achieve if they are determined and focused with the aim of inspiring a lot of young women to work hard,” she explained.
She said State Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima is expected to be the guest of honour during the premiere.
Suya further said that she has spent close to K2.5 million for the film project.
Some of the actors starring in the film are Tapiwa Gwaza, Miriam Mwazimva, comedian Diana Satha, Jeremiah Mwaungulu and musician Annie Matumbi.
According to Suya tickets to the premiere are already on the market at Premier bus offices at Akulenji inn, City Mall supermarket, Lilongwe Golf club at K5000 standard ticket and K10,000 VIP
The Malawian screen personality Suya, who gained continental attention with her work in Seasons of a Life and The Last Fishing Boat dramas directed by Charles Shemu Joyah, recently took the lead female role in Chenda, a Zambian drama that revolves around a scorned wife who is struggling to keep her man despite living with a husband who is cheating on her.
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