‘Nyanga’ the movie, a tale of courage and conservation amidst adversity

‘Nyanga’ the movie, a tale of courage and conservation amidst adversity

Unveiling “Nyanga”: A Cinematic Masterpiece of Pride and Resilience

As the world grapples with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a stirring tale of courage and determination emerges from the heart of Africa’s most remote landscapes. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Nyanga National Park, “Nyanga” is an upcoming drama film that promises to captivate audiences with its powerful narrative and stunning cinematography.

Directed by the dynamic duo of Eddie Ndhlovu and Jakov Dakovic, “Nyanga” follows the journey of Panganayi, a dedicated ranger whose life is intertwined with the majestic rhinos he tirelessly protects. Portrayed by the talented Collin Ncube, Panganayi’s unwavering commitment to conservation is put to the ultimate test when he faces the ruthless threat of poachers infiltrating the park.

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The film delves deep into Panganayi’s personal struggles, from the loss of his beloved wife to the challenges of raising their children amidst the turmoil of the pandemic. Through it all, Panganayi finds solace in his family and draws strength from their unwavering support.

“The choice of Nyanga National Park as the backdrop for the film Nyanga had several motivations and storytelling advantages. The first impression we got from Nyanga when we did our location scouting was the Natural Beauty of Nyanga National Park. Its stunning landscapes and scenery provided a visually appealing and immersive environment for the audience. The natural beauty enhanced the storytelling by creating a sense of wonder, emphasizing the importance of conservation, and also bringing out the aspect of the setting of the film which is a remote park.” said Eddie Ndhlovu

But when news of the poachers’ arrival reaches him, Panganayi must confront his greatest challenge yet. Armed with nothing but his determination and the support of his dedicated team, he embarks on a perilous mission to protect the rhinos at all costs.

“Nyanga” is more than just a film; it is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the power of resilience in the face of adversity. Shot on location in Nyanga, Lake Kyle, and Harare over a span of 15 days, the film showcases the stunning beauty of Zimbabwe’s natural landscapes while highlighting the urgent need for conservation efforts.

Despite facing numerous challenges during production, including unpredictable weather conditions and logistical complexities, the dedicated team behind “Nyanga” remained steadfast in their commitment to bringing this important story to life. With meticulous planning and unwavering determination, they overcame every obstacle to deliver a cinematic masterpiece that is sure to leave a lasting impact on audiences.

Produced by Talent Chitauro and written by Eddie Ndhlovu, “Nyanga” is a labor of love that celebrates the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Zimbabwe. As the film prepares for its much-anticipated release, audiences can look forward to being transported on a soul-stirring journey that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of preserving our planet’s precious wildlife.

“Nyanga National Park has a cultural heritage and historical significance that was woven into the storytelling. It also has historical landmarks that brought to life the cinematic picture that we were looking for. Also we wanted to film in a real national park as the setting brought an air of authenticity to the film. It allowed us to capture the unique characteristics and atmosphere of Nyanga National Park, making the audience feel like they are truly involved in the story.” added Ndhlovu

Title: Nyanga 
Genre: Drama Language: Shona (with English subtitles) 
Writer: Eddie Ndhlovu Producer: Talent Chitauro
Directors: Eddie Ndhlovu & Jakov Dakovic Editor: Andre Ndhlovu
DOPS: Brandon Mushaninga & Andre Ndhlovu Starring: Collin Ncube, Benhildah Kandawasvika, Hardlife Makuku, Llyod Mazengula, Talent Nyamayedenga, Peter Chester

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