The first feature film from pioneering Zambian filmmaker Musola Cathrine Kaseketi, Suwi, will be screened on Wednesday, 8 September at 3pm as part of the Women of the Sun (WoS) Film Festival at The Bioscope Cinema (286 Fox Street, Johannesburg).
This Zambian/Finnish co-production is an inspirational tale about solidarity and determination to survive against all odds. It has been screened at film festivals all over the world and has won several awards, among them for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress at the National Association Media Arts Awards, Zambia in 2009.
Suwiljani (Have Faith), a young woman with a bright future, is left incapacitated after a car accident and little Bupe loses her parents to HIV/AIDS. While Suwiljani loses her fiance, she also loses the prospects of a carefree future and her sense of self, while Bupe ends up homeless. Their destinies are woven together by the presence in both girls’ lives of the warm-hearted and progressive Dr Chimba.
Kaseketi will attend the screening.
For more information about the WoS Film Festival log onto www.womenofthesun.org.za.