Human trafficking film on the cards

HARARE - A feature film to raise awareness on human trafficking, which has troubled Zimbabwe, is set for release this March.

The film — titled Boundaries Within — follows the life of the main character and three other young women who get desperate as a result of their economic situation, and end up being trafficked to foreign lands.

The producers of the film, St-Annie Productions said the idea of the film was triggered by the rampant trafficking in persons which Zimbabwe experienced in the last years, with many women getting stranded in foreign lands.

The crew has already started filming with Annie Paradza being the main character.

They say they want to make a high quality production out of a low budget of $20 000.

“We are looking at the evil of human trafficking and the way the women are taken.

“It brings awareness that people should be careful even in desperate situations.

“They should use embassies and crosscheck information,” director Brian Dzimwasha said.

Paradza who wrote the script of the film and plays the main character said she had been inspired by her mother Spedia Mutandwa who is an actress and singer.

“Women and girls are subjected to forced labour including domestic servitude and sex trafficking in brothels all over the world including neighbouring countries.

“Because of continuous reports of Zimbabwean women being lured to different countries and vulnerable to human trafficking, I wrote a feature film that will clearly indicate what some of our beloved citizens went through,” Paradza said.

More than a hundred women were returned to Zimbabwe from Kuwait last year after they had been supposedly trafficked to the Middle Eastern country where they were working as slaves.


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