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Awareness-raising films 'B'ella' and 'Zione'

 

To educate and raise-awareness on a big scale and even in the most secluded communities, film is a very good tool. boNGO has produced two films in the local language Chichewa in order to promote health, development issues and behavior change including but not limited to HIV / AIDS.

 

Both the film B’ella (a professional production of 2012-2014) and film Zione (an amateur production of 2010) contain important messages and are to be seen by thousands of Malawians in schools, local video-shows as well as the Malawian TV.

 

film B’ella - story of a secondary school student looks into the issues of peer pressure, school bullying, molestation and importance of education.


film Zione - story of a young prostitute looks into school drop-outs and HIV prevention.

 

 

B’ella and Zione in Malawi schools

To reach as many young people as possible boNGO will be visiting primary and secondary schools with a video-projector, sound-system and a generator (majority of malawian schools don't have electricity) and screening both films. That will be complemented by follow-up discussions about the related topics. The project is to start in the end of 2015.

 

B’ella and Zione in Malawi cinemas

For the films to be seen by general public, the DVDs are to be distributed to the video-shows across Malawi. These places are highly popular, being one of the few affordable entertainments available ($ 0,05).

In 2012 the DVD with film Zione has been distributed to 70 video-shows in Southern Malawi and screened with much interest.

 

 

B’ella and Zione on Malawi TV

Since 2012 the film Zione is regularly screened on the Malawian MBC TV and AFJ TV. The film B’ella will be screened in the future.

 

 

B’ella and Zione in schools in the western world

Moreover, both films are meant for development education in the primary and secondary schools in the western world. In 2011 the film Zione was distributed to schools in the Czech Republic, offering a deeper understanding of the HIV problem as well as an insight into the lives of the students’ peers in the Sub-saharan Africa.

The film B’ella is being screened in secondary schools in Scotland (in partnership with www.scotland-malawi-partnership.org) and other countries including the Czech Republic are to follow.