A local organisation, Memories of Zimbabwe Armed Struggle Trust (MZAST), has embarked on a fundraising project which seeks to channel resources towards the production of movies, documentaries and music recordings that tell the story of the country’s liberation struggle.

 

The MZAST says the liberation struggle’s history will best be told by those who took up arms and sacrificed their lives to bring freedom to the masses.

 

The Chairman, Cde. Richard Chirongwe, who is also the member of the House of Assembly for Mazowe West Constituency said the film and documentation project which kicks off with a fundraising dinner this Friday, is intended to create employment opportunities as well as educate the nation on the liberation armed struggle.

 

The money raised is set to be channeled towards kick starting the production of the organization’s first movie, “My Bones Shall Rise” whose title is taken from Mbuya Nehanda’s vow in her efforts to fight the British colonial regime.

 

The aim of the project is to tell a true and correct story of the liberation struggle as well as putting the role of a war veteran accurately.

 

If successful, the project will prove a clear view of the experiences endured by both the fallen and living liberation heroes giving a better understanding especially to the youth on how the freedom they enjoy today came to be.