MultiChoice Zimbabwe supported the recent premiere of the Zimbabwean film S’mbimbino 3 which focuses on a young girl living with albinism who saves her abusive step-mother from drowning and is then sold by a malevolent aunt to body snatchers.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said the support was given as part of ongoing efforts to encourage local TV and film production and find platforms for them on the various DStv bouquets.
“Most Zimbabwean productions are of good quality and have great storylines, so it was with delight that I attended the gala of S’mbimbino 3 and saw again how much great work is being done in the local production industry,” she said after the gala premiere, which took place at Harare’s Theatre In The Park.
The film was directed by Von Tavaziva of VT-Studios, whose first production was a TV sitcom, Forty-1, which was aired on Ztv. In 2008 he wrote, produced, directed, edited and starred in his second production, an action series called Go-Chanaiwa-Go, which was also broadcast on Ztv.
In 2009 he masterminded season two of Go-Chanaiwa-Go, and in 2012 created, produced, directed, wrote and edited a full-length fature film, S’mbimbino, which had broadcast time on Ztv and DStv’s Mzansi Wethu channel. His fourth production was 2014’s film Go-Chanaiwa-Go Reloaded, which has yet to be publicly aired on television. In 2016 he masterminded S’mbimbino 2, which platformed on Ztv and DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel. S‘mimbimbino 3 is his sixth production.