Sores of Emmanuel

HARARE - Sores of Emmanuel is a movie about a single dad, Emmanuel Mutema, who is about to do whatever it takes to make sure his children get the right education to make their dreams a reality.

He can no longer afford to pay fees for his bright daughter to proceed to Advanced level. He is also struggling to pay the partial scholarship for his son who is at a Group-A School. When his other son who is in Grade 7 impresses soccer officials, at a Provincial Soccer final, he gets a 20 per cent scholarship. He however turns down the offer because he still cannot afford it.

When that threatens his bond with his son, he is forced to think of other means to make it up to his children.

As he tries to look for the brighter side, more problems befall him when he loses some cattle to the messenger of court. But in the process he discovers precious stones that give him hope and a fresh opening to redeem his washed out parenthood glory. However, getting the diamonds and selling them are two different things. He embarks on an expedition to search for a trade of his stones. Harare proves to be way advanced for his strong rural background. For an illegal deal he wants to enter in, it is very difficult for him to attract genuine people to trade with. He ends up entangled in the web of a syndicate that involves big people and general people in the street.

The question is can he hold himself long enough to make his wish a reality? The movie was premiered at 7 Arts in Avondale two weeks ago. The Grand Opening was a Red Carpet event attended by prominent people including from the corporate world. Super star singer Oliver Mtukudzi was also present. The120 minute movie, that uses both English and Shona, will show in Harare for four weeks before going to Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kwekwe and Masvingo. The executive producer of the movie is Shadreck Kazingizi. He was assisted by Charles Mutyavaviri while the writer is Edmore Ndhlovu.

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