Black Dollar outshines all premieres

ZIO MWALE, Lusaka    
IT WAS all glitz and glamour at Government Complex when Black Dollar, a long-awaited local movie directed by British-born Zambian film-maker David Kazadi, premiered last Saturday.
Like its hash tag #ThisIsLusaka, the movie portrays the underworld of the capital city – illegal dealings and financial scams involving gangs and the politically powerful.
The premiere attracted a horde of local stars who walked down the red carpet in their glamorous outfits into the auditorium, but not before they ran into an army of pesky paparazzi flashing their cameras to preserve the moment.
Organisers of the event had gone to great lengths in making it different from similar events in the past. Yes, this one was truly on a grand scale.
A red carpet stretched several metres from the foot of the staircase up to the entrance, with a detailed lighting system that could be seen several hundred metres away.
Faces of lead characters in the movie gazed down from large posters at the entrance.
The local film industry has come a long way, and last Saturday showed how much it has improved, at least in as far as premieres or red carpet events are concerned.
The premiere attracted big names in the film industry like Owas Ray Mwape, Frank Sibbuku, Maynard Muchangwe and CLICK TO READ MORE

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