‘Nyasaland’ on global journey … As the Malawi film is set to premiere in US

9 August 2018



‘Nyasaland’, the first Malawian film to win Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) Best movie - Southern Africa two years ago, is set to premiere in the United States in October this year.

Joyce Mhango-Chavula-directed film will premiere during the Silicon Valley African Film Festival, which will be held at the historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose, California, under the theme: ‘Africa through the African lens’.

Speaking to The Southern Times last week, Mhango-Chavula, the vice president of the Film Association of Malawi (FAMA), said, ‘‘Nyasaland’’ has also been accepted for screening at the International Images Film Festival for women (IIFF) 2018 in Harare-Zimbabwe, which is scheduled for August 26 to September 2.

“‘Nyasaland’ is set to screen in competition at Silicon Valley African Film Festival, which will be held from October 4 to 7. The journey of this film is impressively progressing well because in 2016, it won the AMVCA best movie – Southern Africa, this year it has been nominated for AMVCA 2018 in the best movie Southern Africa category and it set for screening during IIFF. I really want the world to see this film as it addresses the ills of the African society. So, I can say this is the beginning of Nyasaland’s global journey,” said Mhango-Chavula.

‘Nyasaland’ is Mhango-Chavula’s third film following ‘Lilongwe’ (2015), where she is a director, screenwriter and actress, and ‘No More Tears’ (2013), where she is also a director and screenwriter. Read the full article on Southern Times here.