Solo naMutsai movie launched
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies on Friday 19 May 2017, added another product to their growing collection of expressive arts products with the launch of a movie, Solo naMutsai. The launch of the movie before a packed Charles Austin Theatre, follows hot on the heels of the launch of a music album, Dangwe, on 7 April 2017, by the same Department.
Speaking at the launch, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. R. J. Zvobgo, the Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Andrew Chindanya hailed the Department for being “productive” and urged the Simon Muzenda School to continue making efforts towards the promotion of the University’s niche and mandate.
Guest of Honour, renowned actress Mrs Jesesi Mungoshi, said the move by the University to create tangible arts products must be support by all. Mrs Mungoshi, who starred as Neria in the movie by the same name, said good films have the potential to change the way people perceive life. She said 27 years after the production of Neria, people were still taking lessons from the movie.
Mr Nicholas Mutami, the Dean of the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, said his School was determined to produce more arts products such as music albums, movies and other genres.
The film, titled Solo na Mutsai, explores university student life; the ups and downs, the love life, dealing with external forces and different social classes.