Aisha in agony.
By our Reporter
AISHA a movie produced locally to address the pains of turning a blind eye on issues which affects women in particular rape, was screened over the weekend at Century Cinema in Mlimani City, Dar es salaam.
It was a shocking story, coupled with dangerous moves portrayed very accurately by actress and actors on the movie.
The director Omar Chande brilliantly made his shocking story understood to the public by presenting close ups and cuts barely used in the country.
Godliver Gordian, Adarusi Walii, Florah Nicholas and, Juma Madenge managed to send home the message and in fact the audiences in a full packed house at Mlimani cinema hall were kept in suspense for a long time before realizing that all glitters are not diamonds, ex- lover revenge was so distasteful to a tune of making the full packed room very uncomfortable, aghhhh!.
Aisha, which is UZIKWASA’s Third Film tells a story of a young married pharmacist living in the city who decides to go home to visit her younger sister who is about to be wedded to the son of a local village leader.
While at home, she meets with familiar faces and attempts rekindling the past. However, when an old flame turns cold and spoke the truth she cannot engage in extramarital an ex-boyfriend who was also married got furry and decided to seek revenge.
Aisha being counselled by her brother.
In his outrage action with a director consequences to the girl, a group of people rapped the girl in turn and left her dying. She did not die. Her little sister set out early in the morning searching for her until she found her in the beach laying there unconscious.
She cried she didn’t know what happed to her big sis and when the brother arrived the way he talked to his little sister one can start thinking what kind of a community was that, it looks like the deed was done and everyone would rather turn a blind eye, than seeking justice.
Diana Kamara, one of the audiences at the Movie, said the film made her feel very angry as it took her like a storm. She said she failed to swallow the stigma, shame and victim blame with leaders reluctance to take action against culprits.
Her girlfriend, Monica added that there should be a campaign to arose interest on common forms of violence against women .She believed that Aisha showed a way to break the silence about one of the most devastating form of violence against women, rape.
The husband listening the horrifying story.
Godliver Gordian who acted as Aisha in the movie, said she acted with passion after hearing what happened to her fellow women, to her it was a tragedy which was supposed to be exposed with compassion and clarity so as to catch audience who in turn will do something about this devastating behavior.
Godliver made me believe we have actress she worked hard and in a way managed to make people shout no in the theatre while rape scene was being screened.
The trauma from rape and injustice it was just like love being betrayed everywhere and even the husband who declared her love showed no interest in it, after listening to the tell of rape done to her spouse by a bunch of thugs. He left her in a hurry not to come back; she wanted it she got it, what a stigma!
Godliver (Aisha) talking to one of her new fan after Aisha screening.
To her next of kins it was another betrayal. Her Brother for reasons known best to him failed to reason with her sister to seek justice and he was forced to try it by his wife when she told her point blank: If Ramadhan is the culprit what are you waiting for? Until your daughter and I being rapped?
Yes, it was like a question directed to the audiences, what are they waiting for.
Director of the film Omar Chande giving a hand to Adarus Walii who acted as Ramadhan, Aisha ex boyfriend.
Director of the film Omar Chande posing for a picture with executive director of the film, Vera Pieroth.
Godliver taking selfie.
The director of the movies Omar Chande said it took him three weeks to do the film which is dedicated to women who have gone through the same sufferings as Aisha.
Although the story is very difficult to tell, the actors and actress who went almost 21 days of training, managed to produce a movie which unfolds itself. That is From confidant and cheerful life to the most challenging life when confidence destroys peace, love and harmony.
Executive producer of the movie Vera Pieroth spoke about the need of the community to break the silence and start helping women by ensuring their safety and dignity.
Different people after the screening of Aisha at Mliman Century.
Godliver Gordian who acted as Aisha.
Invited guests after the show.
Ramadhan and his henchmen after being surrounded by the village.
The gang after doing their dirty job.
Preparations for the wedding day.
Aisha and ramadhan remembering their old goodtimes.