Botswana TV commissions soapie


National television station, Botswana Television (BTV) has commissioned a local film production company, Camelthorn, to produce the second part of Re Bina Mmogo drama series. Re Bina Mmogo I was screened on BTV in 2005.

The director of Camelthorn, Ernst Engels confirmed that Btv has commissioned his company to do the shooting. The shooting will begin in September. Re Bina Mmogo II will be screened on BTVearly next year.

He said they are going to introduce new locations for the shooting. The shooting for the 14-episode Re Bina Mmogo II will be done in Gaborone and other towns.
As Re Bina Mmogo II will be a continuation of Re Bina Mmogo I, the old cast will be retained.

Re Bina Mmogo I, was basically about love relationships among members of dancing groups. The film also focused on "sugar daddies", "small houses" and even passion killings.

The last local soapie to be shown on the national television was Tokoloshi about three years ago. Both Re Bina Mmogo I and Tokoloshi were popular with the viewers. But Tokoloshi was nearly pulled off from the screens after residents of Bobonong protested that the film was associating their village with demons.

Source: All Africa


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