GZU Registrar Sinikiwe Gwatidzo, left, hands over certificate of appreciation to Jessesi Mungoshi at the launch of Solo naMutsai film
MASVINGO – Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) has recorded its biggest success in film production so far with the successful launch and massive reception given to the university's latest offering, Solo naMutsai.
The film was officially launched by GZU Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Andrew Chindanya at Charles Austin Theatre, an occasion which worked well to further endorse the university's chosen niche area of arts, culture and heritage.
"GZU is results-oriented. We do not just train experts but we make sure they practice on the ground what they learn in the lecture room.
"This is just the beginning and not the end as we want to make a change by producing positive results that impact the society we live in," Dr Chindanya said.
The film launch, which drew a large crowd, saw renowned actress Jessesi Mungoshi of the Neria fame, encouraging students and other people to take film and other performing arts seriously as they had the capacity to change lives.
"Film in Zimbabwe is a potentially massive industry that can pay awesome dividends if you take it seriously and go out there to make quality products.
"I am particularly encouraged by the film that brought us all here and I am optimistic about the future of film in our country is bright if our young people continue to innovate and work hard," said Mungoshi.
Present at the launch of the film were many dignitaries including GZU registrar Sinikiwe Gwatidzo.
NAMA award winning film director Sydney Taivavashe, who directed the film together with Charles Munganasa, said he was grateful for the partnership between his team and GZU, a partnership which had produced good results
"This is the kind of partnerships that will grow our arts industry in Masvingo. We want to thank GZU for the role they played and we will continue to engage them as they have a lot to offer," said Taivavashe.
Solo naMutsai, with a cast dominated by GZU students, traces the journey of two village lovebirds who are given scholarships to further their education at a university and how that dramatically changes their way of life.
Earlier this year, GZU's Fusion Band launched their debut album at a star-studded event featuring Afro-jazz musician Bob Nyabinde of the Chabuda hapana fame.entertainment