Making movies is an expensive business! This is why the most iconic “blockbuster-movies” ever, tend to come from a handful of countries. Luckily for the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe, USAID has stepped in and funded a movie that you can watch for free! (I have embedded the YouTube video below). This newly released (2020) movie is called Shaina. Luckily for you, I have the Shaina movie trailer here, in case you missed it. The movie initially premiered on Zimbabwe’s only national television channel: ZBC-TV, on August 21 at 9PM and 23 at 10PM. I write this with great excitement, and high anticipation because USAID has a solid track record in the funding of quality African movie productions. The USAID team previously gave us projects like Inside Story, and The Lucky Specials.
The movie is about a rising Kenyan footballer, who moves from rural Kenya to urban Johannesburg to follow his dream. Read more about it here.
The Lucky Specials
This one is about a miner, who works in the mine by day and plays lead guitar for The Lucky Specials by night. While dreaming of making it big in the music industry. Then tragedy strikes! Read more about it here.
This movie has top Zimbabwean actors, like Jesesi Mungoshi. She is like Zimbabwean film royalty! Now… since the movie is attached below, I shall not take more of your time. Watch the trailer and if you’re reading this before 11 September… then set a reminder for the YouTube Premier. I would like to thank USAID for bringing hope and shining a light on the youth of Zimbabwe. Share this page using the easy-buttons below… and tell your friends about this movie!
What else does USAID do in Zimbabwe?
For more than 30 years, the American people, through USAID, have invested over $3 billion in Zimbabwe. Current projects include initiatives to increase food security, support economic resilience, improve health systems and services, and advance a more democratic system of governance. Read more on their official USAID website here!