UPND mobile cinema tour ‘brings back fun to Zambians’

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cinemaSince 1 January 2015, the UPND’s mobile cinema tour has been travelling through the country promoting the HH film – “A New Journey for Zambia” – and it has received an overwhelming response from the public.

Run by a team of students from UNZA, the tour has been stopping at major towns as well as rural locations creating a wave of energy and excitement. The documentary provides a previously unseen insight into Hakainde Hichilema, his background, motivation and his priorities for action.

Edward Sichali, one of the tour organisers said: ‘We have been totally blown away by the support we have received across the tour. We were expecting crowds perhaps of a few hundred, but we’ve been drawing in thousands. It’s been a great carnival atmosphere. It’s clear to me that people up and down our country are crying out for change.”

Another student, Clio Chimbuuma, was overwhelmed by the positive response the tour has received involved, said: “Throughout Lusaka it was clear Hakainde was gaining huge momentum from early on within the campaign, but it is clear that this has now spread right across the country. I feel privileged to have been part of this and it clearly demonstrates HH put action into youth empowerment.”Mobile tour 2

Supported by provincial leaders and local people, the team have been using a projector and trucks mounted with PA systems to show the film on the sides of buildings, in community halls and football stadiums. The message they have been carrying is that Mr Hichilema is the candidate to move Zambia forward. He has the drive, energy an determination to deliver.

The party atmosphere seems to have certainly had an impact upon undecided voters.

Edith Dandule, a 32-year old woman from Kabwe, said: “To be honest, I didn’t know much about the two candidates before the campaign. But when the PF came to town it was intimidating and there was violence. But this cinema tour feels just like one big party. It’s something new, light-hearted and fun. Zambians need some fun again after three years of rising food prices, and falling living standards. I think HH will change that.”

Translating the content into local languages the tour has also undertaken impromptu rallies and market visits, with lots of music and dancing along the way.

This is grassroots cinema at its finest.

Mobile Cinema Tour


16 Responses to UPND mobile cinema tour ‘brings back fun to Zambians’

  1. Well done UNZA students.Never in the history of Zambia has this been seen.Fantabulous!

    Judgement day
    January 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

  2. go go go hh hh hh h go

    January 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  3. Innovation indeed!!

    Chalo Chamayendele!!
    January 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  4. big thinking and strategies. second jubilee indeed, done away with old thinking. if HH wins this election it might just be the end of colonial mentality of our young ones in Zambians daily lives.

    January 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

  5. #SaveOurFarmers

    Vote for progress not continuity

    One Zed!
    January 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

  6. you are doing a great job

    Ricky Joe
    January 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  7. its very unfortunate some of the many Zambians who are in places they registered will not vote because I don’t know.some are on govt duty or are working in those places by transfers and some are far places.ECZ lets allow them to vote.

    chileshe mulenga
    January 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm

  8. Oh cool! Very innovative too. We thank the organizers for this. Very smart publicity-campaign technique.

    January 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

  9. Baskopo!! Is what we called Open Air Cinema in Kaunda’s time!

    January 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm

  10. Thats the innovation potential to be tapped for future development with youthful involvement! The times are changing its high time youth participated fully!

    January 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm

  11. These children watching the film,his he campaigning for 2030 elections?
    Think B4 act.
    This is politics.

    Barotse man
    January 16, 2015 at 6:05 am

  12. Change of style!! I like that, i makes you have a different feel of what the candidate would provide unlike vima rally which end up being violent!

    January 16, 2015 at 6:35 am

  13. Aspiring presidential candidates have been propounding on the importance of education and I therefore hope that the next president will demonstrate this by appointing well educated university students into key positions. We need to see a lot of graduates with the ability to research and implement prudent policy issues. Time to get rid of these failed, old and dull people. We cant let the blind lead us..not anymore. The world is changing fast and we need young, energetic and innovative university graduates who can adapt to the ever changing global economic landscape. Being President or vice president does not entail going around to officially open or commission small road projects, it is about coming up with good policies with the help of well educated young graduates doing research in the background. Let Zambia get to work led by HH.

    January 16, 2015 at 8:01 am

  14. well done unza,support your unza universisty product we know what it takes.

    January 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

  15. HH is always emphacises the need for education, this is, “the leader of the pipo for the pipo by the pipo”, with HH and UPND Zambia will rise indeed. GOD BLESS Zambia!

    D Mwansabemba
    January 17, 2015 at 4:13 am

  16. HH always emhacises the need for education for all zambians who cant afford to pay fees, UPND government will pay for them so dont vote for pf thugs.

    D Mwansabemba
    January 17, 2015 at 4:25 am

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