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GZU Student releases GBV film

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MASVINGO – A Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) second year Local Governance student Arthur Muoni is set to release a 15-minute film titled Fata Morgana which tackles gender-based violence in society.

Fata Morgana is an Italian word which translates to false reality or a mirage.

Muoni who is popularly known as Aquar in entertainment circles said that the movie which premiers on February 16, 2021 is based on a husband who resorts to domestic violence after finding flirting messages on his wife’s phone only to discover that it was a prank.

The movie will be available on Vicquar films on YouTube.

“Fata Morgana will be released on February 16, 2021. The movie was produced by Vicquar Films which I co-own with my brother Victor. We received assistant from Cherub media and Leadmas productions helped us with sound production,” said Muoni.

The film was shot in Masvingo and the protagonists are played by Beverly Marawu (22), a second year LGS at GZU and Solomon Muoni (25).

Muoni has released three short films namely, Short breath in 2020 which tackles challenges faced by expecting women during the lockdown, You never know in 2018, Darkest moment in 2019 which urges young couples to accept each other for what they are and Valentine’s breakfast.

“I wanted to make Fata Morgana a full-length movie but failed to due lack of resources and failure to secure any sponsorship. My hope is that this film will show society that there is need to weigh options before resorting to violence,” said Mouni.

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