Stage and movie actor Jacob’s Mwase alias Zacharia is back in studio producing Palibe Chinsisi, a new movie series that is likely to give the other side of the artist as it dwells on where real life meets spirituality.
Built from a research done by the artist about three years ago, the movie unveils the culture among loved ones who live in secrecy to avoid disappointing their partners.
Despite being bible believers, the main actors—Zacharia and his wife—chose to live together for years without unveiling their impious behaviour—which at the end, turns them into enemies.
The movie builds to climax when Zacharia’s family business goes bankrupt. They had lived for years and each of them had secrets they would never tell anyone until hunger strikes and forces them to go hunting pumpkins for a meal. They do not get it, but finds some plants, which look like mushroom.
Not sure whether these plants might be edible, their only dog is a candidate for experimentation.
The dog remained healthy. They proceed to take the meal and few minutes later, their seven year-old boy comes to report about the sudden death of their dog. Anxious about their own survival, they feel it is time they looked up to God, repent through confession and ask for God’s hand before death strikes them.
Too shocked is Zacharia as he listens to his wife repenting. She has been sexually involved with their church pastor, both practicing satanism cults from which they have two physical children and three spiritual children. Zacharia hardly holds on, but send the wife and children packing to the pastor’s house.
The plot thickens as the pastor’s wife realises that her husband hasbeen cheating on her. But by a twist of fate, even when it is known that the dog was hit by a vehicles, it does not change anything as the secret is exposed.
“There is a lot of secrecy among humanity, people are accumulating wealth through evil ways but they chose to keep it to themselves. This movie is trying to remind people that no matter how faithful someone may look, there might be something behind their souls, which they cannot reveal. So don’t make decisions without spiritual guidance for what you get later might haunt you,” explains Zacharia.
The movie comes as a separate episode and Zacharia says it does not mark the end of other series Moyo and Tinkanena. He says he was prompted to take the direction after realising that the later productions do not tackle the issues of real life and spirituality.
Recorded at Sweet Island Productions, Palibe Chinsisi is undergoing final touches and is expected on the market next month.