When the Lioness Roars – Musola!

November 25, 2014 OPINION/NEWS

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Mbizo Chirasha

“The highly creative, internationally certified and immensely awarded Musola Cathrine Kaseketi is a very difficult celebrity to write about. Her creativity and experience are so vast and abundant that you can’t begin to arrive at something does justice to and fully profiles this iconic and monumental figure. An icon who has traversed the world from Zambia, Africa, Asia, America and Europe amassing great human rights richness, academic excellence and creative,cultural and film making wealth, she really is the Queen Mother of Southern African Film.”

Musola was born in Solwezi and grew up in Kabwe, Zambia in the year 1968. In that great year an icon was born, a shining star, a believer and a fighter in the making. Musola has a physical disability but she has defied the entire stigma by her astounding and mesmerizing work she is doing around the globe; what a lioness! Musola is a determined, hardworking, internationally acclaimed first Zambia Film Director and filmmaker. Her filmmaking prowess is punctuated by her strong managerial clout, thought provoking leadership and initiative skills.

She boasts great professional attainments, a graduate of design and tailoring from Livingstone Zambia, she graduated in Cinema and Human rights from Inter-University in Venice, Italy, a graduate of Events and Festival Planning from an International Germany Academy also. This writer cannot omit her excellence in Film and Television attained in South Africa. She possesses an anthology of awards, certificates, projects and profiles that cannot be exhausted by a single article.

 

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Musola is a film producer, director and editor, who has received a number of awards in both film and Human Rights advocacy. A diverse character, Musola is a also a playwright and has produced and directed human rights themed films including ‘Broken Hill Man’ by Vilole Images Production, ‘Dreams of Forgotten Youth’ and ‘Unreal Forest’ a co-production.

In 1999 she worked on two successful productions in South Africa, namely ‘Streaks11’ a 13 episode comedy on SABC and ‘Making A Difference in Life’ as producer, director and scriptwriter, a production of the Newton Film and TV school.

One Zambian writer had this to say about the Icon Musola: “Despite her physical ability, a dozen of glass ceilings, which ordinarily could have weighed her down, she is a woman leader of great talent and aggression.”

The ‘Lioness of Zambia’ Musola has also graduated from a number of creative writing schools with distinctions. In 2002 Musola founded the Vilole Images Production, and is currently Executive Director of the this enormously popular Zambian production house. Alongside her directorship in Vilole, she also works as a film training consultant. Elsewhere she acts as a trainer of Community Based Rehabilitation, Disability Equality Training and Girls with Disabilities Advocate. In 2011 the lioness created another community related project VIP Chibwanse [Women Meeting Place] and also founded the Shungu Namutitima Film Festival in 2006 which will next year reach its tenth anniversary.

“The Film festival has brought positive hype to the Zambia Arts and culture environment and has also brought life every August to the splendid Livingstone city, where Mosi a Tunya and Shungu Namutitima cascade its smoke and waters down the ever smiling gorges!”

 

 

 

 

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Mbizo Chirasha

Mbizo Chirasha The Black Poet, works as a poet/writer in residence , creative/literary projects expert , poetry festivals manager and performance poet. He is an acclaimed international performances poet and is published in more than 60 journals around the the world, websites, anthologies and literary reviews. He also works as a media relations strategist and consultant.

Mbizo’s Poetry can be found at http://www.mbizotheblackpoet.blogspot.ca/

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