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Damodar Premieres Local Movie ‘Sahara’

A local movie producer is confident that the premiere of his first commercial film will attract businesshouses to aid those caught between the various social issues faced in Fiji. Dr
23 May 2015 09:22
Damodar Premieres Local Movie ‘Sahara’

A local movie producer is confident that the premiere of his first commercial film will attract businesshouses to aid those caught between the various social issues faced in Fiji.

Dr Satish Rai, formerly a Film and TV lecturer at the Fiji National University’s School of Communication, Literature and Arts last night premiered his first locally produced commercial film ‘Sahara’ at Damodar City cinemas in Suva.

The movie features local actors and actresses. The movie is about a multicultural family that was evicted from their home some 10 years ago and how they tried to cope with poverty.

“It’s a very compelling Fijian story with some important social issue such as poverty, the sex trade, the life on squatter settlements, the aspirations of our local people facing poverty and more so people from the Fijian diasporas coming and exploiting poverty,” Dr Rai said.

“I have a told a story very beautifully in this movie. It’s an educational and entertaining movie where somebody will stand up and do something about these local issues.

“Through their support we will be able to start a viable film industry and provide opportunities to local people and also tell some local stories that we have.”

He said the movie also provided a platform for local aspiring actresses and actors to showcase their talents.

“We shot at Vuda Marina, First Landing Resort in Viseisei, Vuda and at the Coral Coast. People will be able to see the beautiful sceneries that Fiji has to offer by watching this movie,” he said.

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