Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
Three teenagers Simbarashe Moyana, Josh Chikosha and Frankson Chikosha have embarked on an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign through a film titled “The Seed of Life” that is set to premiere next month. In an interview Moyana who is one of the producers of the film said different issues affecting the society inspired them to have the production.
“We completed our O’ Levels last year but we failed to proceed with our education due different circumstances so we decided to tackle some of these issues that happen in the society through a film,” he said.
He said the main theme of the film was HIV and AIDS that has affected a number of young people.
“Children lose their parents because of the disease and also the youths are destroying their future by engaging in premarital sexual activities,” he added.
In the short, the teenagers encourage the youth to abstain from sex before marriage.
Circumcision is one of the things they encourage in the film.
“There are some biological issues that the youth need to practice like circumcision that can protect them from some diseases,” he said.
Moyana said they were using the little resources they had to finish the project.
“There are some well-wishers who have been funding us for the project and that explains why it is taking long to complete,” he said.
He said they would engage a number of filmmakers in order to distribute the movie. This will be another film that will have thrust on the youth to be released in August. Another film “The Bicycle Thief” is set to premiere in Bulawayo next week and targets young people.