Midlands State University students from the Zvishavane Campus were treated to a rare opportunity as they watched the movie Chinhoyi 7 which chronicles the Second Chimurenga 1966 Chinhoyi Battle.

The movie, which was launched on the 1st of June this year at Sterkinekor in Harare, chronicles the 1966 Chinhoyi Battle of the Second Chimurenga.

Movie director Moses Matanda said they saw it fit for them to embark on a national outreach programme since the movie gives the younger generations an opportunity to understand what transpired during the battle.

“We have been to different parts of the country trying to make people have an appreciation of the movie, hence instilling a sense of patriotism,” said Matanda.

Air Force of Zimbabwe spokesperson Squadron Leader Special Matarirano says the movie is rich in the country’s history.

“The movie has a rich history that needs to be sent to younger generations, hence we have set a programme of taking the movie to the audiences. We have been to Karina, Chinhoyi, Chegutu and we are spreading the programme to other parts of the country,”  Squadron Leader Matarirano said.

Students who watched the movie agreed that it was an eye opener that taught them an integral part of the country’s history.

The movie features renowned artists like Fungisai Zvakavapano Mashavave and poet Albert Nyathi, among others.