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Authenticity on the Big Screen: AT SEVENTEEN Rocks Zambia with Traditional Culture"

In recent years, the film industry has seen a renewed interest in traditional cultures and their unique stories. One such film that has made waves in the industry is a short film that has rocked a country with its authenticity and portrayal of traditional culture.

The film, AT SEVENTEEN, is set in a small village on the Copperbelt, where traditional culture is still very much alive. The film tells the story of Sampa, a young woman who couldn’t conceive for a long time. Because of the pressure from her mother in-law to give her a grandchild, she resorted to seek the fruit of the womb from a traditional witch doctor and she had a girl child CHIBEKA..

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What sets the film apart is its commitment to authenticity and attention to detail. The filmmakers have gone to great lengths to accurately portray the traditional culture of the village, from the clothing and music to the customs and rituals. This has earned the film high praise from audiences and critics alike, who have commended it for its cultural sensitivity and authenticity.

The film has also sparked a wider conversation about the importance of preserving traditional culture in the face of modernization. Many viewers have expressed their appreciation for the film's portrayal of the value of tradition and the importance of passing down cultural heritage to future generations.

In addition to its cultural significance, the film has also been praised for its technical prowess. The cinematography and sound design are both top-notch, with the filmmakers using the natural beauty of the village and its surroundings to create a visually stunning film.

The success of the film has also had a positive impact on the local community. The filmmakers worked closely with members of the village to ensure that the film accurately portrayed their culture and traditions, and many locals were involved in the production of the film. This has created a sense of pride and ownership among the community, and many locals have expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to share their culture with a wider audience.

Overall, AT SEVENTEEN has made a significant impact on the film industry and the wider community. By authentically portraying the traditional culture and highlighting the importance of preserving it, the film has sparked important conversations and inspired others to explore their own cultural heritage. It is a testament to the power of film to not only entertain, but also educate and inspire. I love the strides Kopala is making to put our country on the map despite working from a shoestring budget background that has rocked the province.

As told by Ice Morgans...

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