By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka
HARARE – A documentary film titled “We Are All Blue” recently premiered on Zambezi Magic channel 160 on DSTV in honour of the late former president of Botswana and “Father of the Nation” Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe described Sir Ketumile Masire as a “statesman par excellence”.
The Botswana produced docu-film will star award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actor, Donald Molosi (30) and produced by local production company, Torch Studios, “We Are All Blue” follows Molosi as he embarks on a journey to discover more about himself, his people, and Botswana, the country he calls home.
In the documentary, Molosi explores some fundamental life questions about identity and belonging, about being a Motswana, and about the contradictions inherent in the country he loves.
Towards the end of the film Molosi reflects on how far Botswana has come in the 50 years since independence, but also on how far it still has to go – and what needs to be done to regain and maintain Botswana’s reputation as Africa’s success story.
The film features Molosi’s conversations with other notable Batswana including former deputy secretary-general Mrs Mmasekgoa Masire- Mwamba; Kgosikgolo of Batawana Kgosi Tawana Moremi II; and the late former President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire.
Donald Molosi made history 10 years ago when he became the first Motswana actor to perform on Broadway.
Over the past decade, Molosi has scooped many major awards on Broadway and off-Broadway for his acting and writing, prompting the New York Times to call his award-winning performances “inflamed with passion.”
Molosi’s critically-acclaimed plays are taught around the world as part of the school curriculum in various countries including the United States.
Molosi currently divides his time between Botswana, US and UK working as an actor, writer and film producer.