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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

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