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In the aftermath of a brutal attack on their village by rebel
groups, Tumelo, a man in his early 30s, along with his 7 months
pregnant wife Amina late 20s and their son Sabiti 12, find
themselves fleeing into the forests of Bunagana village in the
DRC. However, their escape leads them straight into the clutches
of the most dangerous rebel group in the area.

  • Dickson Mwape
  • Dickson mwape
  • Brian Shikelenge
    Key Cast
  • Mumba Yachi
    Key Cast
    "Mumba "
  • Mumba Yachi
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    22 minutes 38 seconds
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    1,000 USD
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    digital, 35mm. Black Magic Raw
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Director Biography - Dickson Mwape

Dickson Mwape, an award-winning cinematographer based in Lusaka, Zambia. With a passion for storytelling through visuals, Mwape embarked on a journey in the world of film in 2011, and since then, has made remarkable contributions to the industry.

Mwape has had the privilege of working on a diverse range of projects, showcasing his talent and expertise. Notably, they played a pivotal role in the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning film, "Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story," serving as the Director of Photography, editor, and more. His keen eye for capturing captivating shots and the mastery of the camera brought this project to life.

Beyond the big screen, Dickson, has also made significant contributions to television shows, displaying his versatility as a camera operator, Director of Photography, and editor. His involvement in various TV productions has further honed his skills and enriched his understanding of visual storytelling.

In addition to their work in film and television, Mwape has ventured into producing and directing documentaries, showcasing his ability to delve into real-life narratives and convey them with authenticity and impact. Their dedication to shedding light on important issues through the power of documentary filmmaking has left a lasting impression.

Dickson has also made his mark in the realm of music videos and freelance projects. Collaborating with local artists, brought their artistic vision to life, creating captivating visuals that complement the music and leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Throughout his career, Mwape has been recognized for his exceptional talent and commitment to his craft, earning accolades for the work on a local award-winning TV series as well as a series of acclaimed short films. His contributions to the industry have not only been recognized locally but have also garnered international acclaim, solidifying his position as a respected cinematographer.

Driven by a passion for storytelling and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Mwape continues to push the boundaries of visual storytelling in the realm of film, television, music videos, and documentaries. With each project, he brings a unique perspective, an artistic flair, and an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional work.

As Dickson Mwape continues to create captivating visuals and make his mark in the industry, he inspires others through his talent, creativity, and dedication, setting new standards for cinematography in Zambia and beyond.

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Director Statement

As a short film director, I believe in the power of storytelling and its ability to captivate, inspire, and provoke thought. Every frame, every scene, and every moment in a film is an opportunity to convey emotions, convey messages, and transport audiences to new worlds.

Through my work, I aim to create cinematic experiences that leave a lasting impact. I strive to tell stories that resonate with viewers, challenge their perspectives, and ignite conversations. Whether it's a poignant drama, a thrilling suspense, or a heartwarming tale, I approach each project with a deep passion for storytelling and a commitment to excellence.

As a director, I embrace collaboration and value the diverse talents and perspectives of my cast and crew. Together, we embark on a creative journey, weaving together visuals, sound, and performances to create a cohesive and compelling narrative. I believe in fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment that encourages everyone's creative input and brings out the best in each team member.

I am constantly exploring new techniques, experimenting with innovative storytelling methods, and pushing the boundaries of visual and narrative storytelling. I believe that cinema is a dynamic art form that has the power to transport audiences to different worlds, evoke emotions, and inspire change.

Ultimately, my goal as a short film director is to create meaningful and impactful stories that resonate with audiences long after the credits roll. I aspire to entertain, enlighten, and provoke thought, leaving a lasting impression on viewers and contributing to the rich tapestry of storytelling in the world of cinema.

Through my dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the craft, I strive to make each film a unique and immersive experience, inviting audiences to embark on a transformative journey through the power of storytelling.