Two renowned South African film makers, Mosa Modise and Cornet Mamabolo are in the country for a number of theatrical production workshops with local producers.

Kuwadzana 6 Community Centre in Harare had the privilege to host the two film makers where workshops for local film producers and directors are being conducted.

Modise and Mamabolo said they are in the country to assist Kuwadzana youths on how to make films productions.

Mamabolo is best known for his role as Thabo ‘Tbose’ Maputla in the SABC 1 drama series, Skeem Saamm, while Modise is part of the Ferguson Films and Soapies such as Generations and Imposter.

Kuwadzana youths noted that the visit by the South African artists is an opportunity for them to learn new ideas.

The area legislator, Cde Betty Nhambu Kaseke and media strategist, Zandile Ndlovu, who organised the workshops, underscored the need for youths to be part of the generation that is producing effective films.

Unlike Zimbabwe, South Africa’s film industry has been on the up over the past couple of years, with a number of movies receiving huge international attention and raised the bar in their film industry.

Some of the challenges that face the local film industry include lack of resources and funding.