Chanco students tackle social problems through movie

Some Bachelor of Arts students at Chancellor College in Zomba have produced a movie titled Dipoti to address contemporary social problems affecting the youths in the country.

Bridget Kalinchisa: Bengo’s wife in the movie

High unemployment rate, one of the social problems, Malawi is currently grappling with, has forced some youth to resort to go to South Africa in search of greener pasture.

The lucky ones are successful while others just loiter around the streets of the cities without relevant immigration documents. When the police catch them, they are deported back home (Malawi) with nothing to show to the community.

Such problems are aggravated by the fact that when they come back home, they found that their marriages are in the rocks while others found themselves reeling in abject poverty than before.

These social problems compelled the students to release the movie with the message of encouraging the youth to regard home as best.

“We have released the movie to advise the youth that Malawi has all the resources to make their life better,” said Charles Jingini in an interview.

Charles Jingini, who directed the film said the 1hr 45 minute film depicts a story of a young man named Bengo who after getting married in his home village decided to go to South Africa in search of employment.

Bengo went to the Rainbow Country disregarding the advices his relatives gave him against his idea.

While in South Africa, opportunity to get employment was hard to come by and this forced Bengo to loiter in the streets where he was arrested by the police and later on deported back home unceremoniously,” said Jingini.

“Back home, Bengo could not believe what his eyes saw-he found that his wife was impregnated by his best friend,” Jingini narrated adding that the movie addresses the pertinent issues Malawi youth in society face.

He said the movie also tackles a number of issues ranging from HIV and Aids and sexually transmitted infections.

“In summary, the movie educates the youth to embrace hardworking spirit for them to earn a living,” said Jingini who added that copies for the movie, which was produced by Mwambo Arts Theater, are now available on the market.

Bridget Kalinchisa who was featured in the movie as Bengo’s wife expressed her happiness to be part of the movement to educate fellow youths on the need be innovative for them to earn a living.

Kalinchisa who is also a second year Bachelor of Arts Communication and Cultural urged fellow youths to be innovative for them to survive.

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When l was in primary school l cud hear voices from choncho through MBC.ln 1994 during change from one party to multiparty Era chanco students cud challenge gvm and the nation cud follow them.ln 2005 when Bingu was about to be impeached chanco resisted against it.When Bingu lost direction in 2011 chanco again resisted.Today colleges close anytime like somebody estate.What is it that you are learning.You are a disgrace today and we are all suffering pliz college students come back to life!!!!

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