After almost a year of silence in stage play productions, National Theatre Association of Malawi (Ntam) president Ian Chitsekula is back with a movie.
The president has unveiled a new movie production Transverse of Justice.
Chitsekula said the new production goes into shooting stage this month and is expected to be out first quarter of the year.
“I have been silent to give myself time to concentrate on my new production Transverse of Justice. I can now announce to the nation that all preparations for the movie are done and we will be shooting it in few days’ time from now,” he said.
Chitsekula, who has produced over 20 stage plays and featured in several including Nanzikambe’s popular composition President’s Prerogative and Shemu Joyah’s Seasons of a Life, has also shared the stage with Nollywood actors like Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, and Desmond Elliot.
His disappearance followed the ban of his protest play titled Nyasaland at Crossroads which preached about the pains Malawians were going through during the late president Bingu wa Mutharika’s rule.
In an interview, Chitsekula said he is not bringing back Nyasaland at Crossroads because it is now irrelevant. He says people need Transverse of Justice because it tackles real issues affecting many families. Apart from that, he says it is educational.
The theme of the play revolves on dilemmas. A married woman finds herself in a quest to have unlimited fun and control over huge resources, but meets problems along the way.
Chitsekula says he is optimistic about the movie after having consulted film production experts.