A new film featuring veteran actor Daniel Tapera, aka Kanyemba titled "Shame on Us" is set to première at the Book Café tomorrow. The short film which is expected to hit the big screens soon also features another veteran actor, Agnes Triggy who played the role of Gweshegweshe's maid in "Gringo the Trouble Maker".
In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, producer of the film Alfonce Manyara said they are optimistic that it will receive positive responses.
"We are happy that finally we will be premièring our new film at the Book Café on Wednesday, we did all we could to come with a good project including seeking the services of veteran actors to assist in the project," he said.
He said the services of people like Tapera who has been in the industry since 1996 helped in motivating the new cast while uplifting talent in Warren Park as most of the cast comes from that area.
"The film is a community-based initiative. We decided to rope in the veteran actors Tapera and Agnes Triggy so that the new cast will learn from them," he said.
He said the film tackles social issues mostly HIV/Aids and domestic violence. "In 'Shame on Us', everyone is to blame for his or her actions, people are regretting what they have done, they have been ignorant on matters that concern life and death and the end result is not good at all to everyone.
"There is a young man, Farai, who gets married to his long time sweetheart who was born HIV positive but because he trusted his girlfriend and he knows he has been faithful to his sweetheart he didn't go for an HIV test before getting married.