FILMMAKER Junior George Jonasi says the production of his latest drama, Circles, was inspired by his ghetto experience and the desire to encourage youth to hustle if they are to make ends meet.
Jonasi is famed for his character Tumbwiti in a once popular television series Tunga that used to air on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in 2018.
He told NewsDay Life & Style that the drama was relatable to life experiences he witnessed during his stay in the high-density suburbs of Mufakose and Mabvuku, Harare.
“I created Circles using street language quite popular among young people, “chiround” referring to hustles. I once stayed in the ghetto where I witnessed how people try hard to make ends meet through car washing, touting, and selling pre-loved clothes just to feed their families,” he said.
Tumbwiti said the drama portrayed a generation of hardworking and creative individuals who learnt how to work nomatter their educational qualifications to cater for their families.
He said the drama focused on the lives of three youth trying hard to take care of their families.
The trio faces different circumstances which push it to become the best version of itself, bringing out the significance of determination and selflessness that humanity needs.
The drama features Takura Kachambwa popularly known as Tunga from the drama of the same title playing character Sam also known as Sello, his sister Tanya, real name Mitchelle Gore a commuter omnibus conductor.
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