Peter Langmead

Damyna the Musical movie, produced in Zambia

Damyna the Musical: A Brief Outline

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A tranquil African village is thrown into turmoil when Damyna, a poor abandoned girl, becomes torn between her love for the boy she grew up with and the handsome, suave stranger who strides into her life. Damyna is brought up by a kindly ‘aunt’ who has paid off her father’s moneylender to secure the girl’s freedom. She grows into a young woman knowing that the aunt’s son, Por Phiri, is not her brother, contrary to his believe that they are siblings.

Trouble arrives when two dynamic consultants, Kati Pault and Given Chansa, arrive from the city on a mission to 'improve' the villagers’ farming skills. An interfering witch doctor ensures that Por falls in love with Kati and Given falls in love with Damyna, and the two villagers find themselves living the highlife in a cafe in town. But before matters get further out of hand, the witch doctor realises his mistake and attempts to reverse his spell, only to be faced with opposition from Damyna's adopted mother's husband, a lookalike who claims to be father of both Damyna and Por.

Damyna with her friend going to collect waterDamyna gossips about Standwell's wife with her friend, who has told her he is having an affair with a side-chick, while on their way to collect water.

But Damyna's adoptive mother recognises their love and reveals her husband is not the father of her son, freeing Damyna and Por to marry while preserving her original secret of their uncommon heritage. The wedding scene reveals an unexpected guest: Damyna's high-ranking wayward real father – bearing a striking resemblance to the witch doctor who caused the mayhem in the first place.

The film was released 22 February, 2018.

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Peter Langmead

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