Movie shows day-to-day picture of Galeshewe

2017-02-15 06:02


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Kimberley will soon make it to the big screen thanks to the upcoming film industry, Diamondwood, which is currently working to complete the first kasi movie called Okapi.

Okapi, filmed in the heart of the Diamond City, Galeshewe, is set to showcase the true and current situation of what is happening in Galeshewe society.

According to Kim Maruping, the marketing manager and lead actress in the movie, this production is about legacy.

Okapi is the beginning of the realisation for artists in the province to live the dream that will emancipate them from poverty through film.

The movie showcases the dark forces of evil when the community is fast asleep. A man – a ruthless thug – who is feared by young and old, rises to fame after accidentally murdering his first victim.

The crew is working day and night to wrap up the movie that is set to have its première on 28 February. It will show until 11 March at the Northern Cape Theatre.

Maruping describes the project as financially stressed due to its employment of over 200 local people.

Members of the community, including the private sector, are encouraged to come on board and pledge their support, as there are extra costs like accommodation and catering that they are battling with.

It is a project meant to show Galeshewe’s presence to the world.

“This story is one of hope, redemption and triumph. With a zero budget, the team came together to make sure that our story is told by us, from us.”

“We cannot continue to run away from our background of poverty and unemployment.”

A plea was further made to the Northern Cape community to support local talent by buying tickets that are available at R100 per person from Computicket.

To contribute towards the project, call Maruping at 072-157-5159 or send an email to kimmaruping for more information about the project.

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