Malawiâ€™s renowned film maker Shemu Joyah has said his new movie titled The Last Fishing Boat, which was expected to be released on August 31 2012, is still under production.
Joyah said this on Saturday morning when commenting on the progress of the highly anticipated movie. He said he wants to produce the best; hence, the delay.
â€œThe Last Fishing Boat is still not out because I was engaged with some activities. I do other jobs apart from movies for my daily upkeep. However, the movie will hit the market this month,â€ said Joyah, the author of the popular movie Seasons of a Life.
According to Joyah, he has already finished shooting and editing the videos, saying what remains now is to synchronise everything and ensure that all pictures are palatable.
He said with a K16 million (about $64 000) budget and two years of working on the script and pictures of the movie, The Last Fishing Boat promises to be another beautiful movie.
â€œIt will run for one and a half hours and it is has been shot along the shores of Lake Malawi in Mangochi,â€ said Joyah.
The move is a shift from issues of motherhood and child ownership between a mother and a father in Seasons of a Life to the impacts of tourism on culture.
However, the scriptwriter has maintained his style of educating the masses through love escapades.
The Last Fishing Boat displays a cultural clash between two different continents with different cultures.
According to Joyah, there is a conflict between African and Western cultures. He said the film explores how this clash affects an ordinary Malawian family that is caught in the middle.
He said the climax of the film is when a certain tourist (white man) proposes a young and beautiful married woman for love and promises to do everything for her.
The woman, who is a third wife to a polygamous man, falls in dilemma as she thinks about betraying her real husband.
According to the First Dawn Arts boss, the movie will be submitted to the Censorship Board before putting it on the market as is the requirement.