Renowned stage actor-cum-author Donald Molosi premiered his debut documentary film titled, ‘We Are All Blue’ on Wednesday evening at Three Chiefs Monument. The documentary film also premiered on Dstv’s Zambezi Magic this past weekend.
The story line of the documentary follows Molosi as he embarks on a journey to discover more about Botswana and how it was built. We Are All Blue touches on different issues that range from politics, society and economics of the country.
The story starts off in the pre-independence era showing how the Khoisan tribe lived, the building of Gaborone city, discovery of diamonds, the independence, the interracial marriage between Sir Seretse Khama and Lady Ruth Khama.
To give authenticity to the story line, Molosi talks to different sources who gave information on how Botswana grew from being Bechuanaland into a country that recently turned 50 years.
The notable sources in We Are All Blue are figures such as former President Sir Ketumile Masire, Kgosikgolo of Batawana Kgosi Tawana Moremi II and the former deputy secretary general of the Commonwealth, Mmasekgoa
The different sources share their diverse knowledge with Masire sharing moments he had with the first president and how the political structure was during that era.
While telling the Botswana story, the documentary film touches on the different geographical and tourism destinations that the country prides itself with.
The documentary stands out as it touches on a number of historical issues that are not included in school syllabi.
“This film aims to cinematically capture Botswana’s soul and spirit. There are a lot of Botswana stories that need to be told, especially in our schools,” said Molosi after the screening of the documentary film.
We Are All Blue became the first Botswana film production produced by a Motswana to be aired on a Dstv channel.
Plans are being made to have the film documentary aired on Btv, road shows and have it archived at the National Archives and museums.