FILM producer Marc Mandisoul said his latest project titled November Rain explores greed and violence emanating from the discovery of natural resources in a community.
The film will premiere this Thursday at Ster Kinekor in the capital.
Its trailer on digital platform YouTube showed that it revolves around different themes such as cultural practices, greed, which turns into violence and murder as people fight over natural resources while others remain resilient fighting for their land.
Speaking to NewsDay Life & Style, Mandisoul said the film, which is based on a true story, offers a platform to tackle greed and violence emanating from the discovery of precious minerals.
“The title November Rain translates to “sacred blessings” as November is known to be a sacred month in our African culture and rain is a symbol of blessings. Very often, when natural resources have been discovered in any community, greed takes over as people resort to violence to accumulate wealth at the expense of the less fortunate,” he said.
“People are displaced to less fruitful land, as was the case when the coloniser came to Zimbabwe. In the film we also explored how big businesses overwhelm the ordinary people as the rich get richer while ordinary people do not have anything to benefit from it.”
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The film is scheduled to stream on Netflix in February next year.
“There are cultural practices such as spiritual cleansing as people seek to open doors in their lives, a practice very common in African culture. The movie also shows resilience and the will to fight to protect and preserve our heritage for future generations,” he noted.
Filmed in Rusape, Manicaland province, the film stars actors such as Barbra Vhengedza, a former Studio 263 actress and Mandisoul as John Makena, among others.