Brian Mulenga

Published January 29, 2019

An Abraham Kabwe Film in Association with the SOTAMBE Film Institute

It is yet another interesting year for Abraham Kabwe, the Nominee of Top 5 Best Southern Africa Movies at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), that were held in Lagos Nigeria, Last Year.

Abraham Kabwe who has been in the film indutry for the past 15 years, creating local and internatinal projects has produced over 11 documentaries that have dealt with issues of child marriages and rights of a girl child in Zambia.

Kabwe has kick started the year 2019 with an emotional capturing film titled “Dalitso” that is based on a true event. The event which Doctor Canisius Banda originary wrote is believed to have happened in 2008 and later Abraham Kabwe adopted it into a screenplay.

Asked what inspired the movie, Abraham Kabwe said. “As a filmmaker I am looking for stories that are enganging and i was deeply moved by the rampant events currently happening in communities, especially in Lusaka where we hear of babies being dumped in pit latrines and i thought creating this film could be one way of raising awareness and educating people on such issues.” The movie was shoot in diffferent parts of Lusaka right here in Zambia and it features local cast and crew.

Abraham Kabwe who is a husband and father of five, has also produced feature films and Television drama series like “Chidongo” which won multiple awards locally, along with “Behind Faces” a thrilling drama series on Dstv Zambezi magic. Reality shows like “Ba Kadira” in Botswana, “Uncle Joe” show, a Zambian silent Comedy and “Jomako Black Democracy” a movie nominated at international platforms like the AMVCA in Lagos Nigeria that also scooped the first prize for the Best Feature Film at the 5th SOTAMBE Documentary Film and Arts Festival in 2018.

The movie “Dalitso” – a touching story of a little girl, premiers on the 2nd March 2019 at the Kitwe Little Theatre, in association with the SOTAMBE Film Institute (SFI). The largest Documentary Film and Arts Festival in Zambia which operates under the mandate of promoting movies and documentaries in Zambia as a way of creating awareness about issues relating to Social Change. Furthermore, Martina Mwanza the Director of SOTAMBE Film Institute (SFI) has since encouraged production of movies of such calibre, adding that they carry an important message to people in society. She said that the institue is happy to organise this Red Carpet Event and she has extended invitations to all to attend the premiere of Dalitso in Kitwe. The tickets are available at the Kitwe Little Theatre or call +260 966 065 467.