13 October 2017
National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) will be commemorating the International day of the Girl Child with a screening of an all-time favourite, Neria, today.
Dubbed Neria Outside, this First Friday special edition will be held at the sculpture gardens of NGZ in partnership with Enthuse Afrika.
This Friday the 13th event concept and outdoor screening is said to be a reframe of women and girls rights in the society.
“We will be presenting an outdoor cinematic experience through First Fridays; Neria Outside, is a screening of the cult classic film Neria directed by the late Godwin Mawuru.
“We wanted to take advantage of the wonderful October weather to have film screening in the sculpture garden.
“This week we celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child so we thought it best to show a proudly Zimbabwean film that helped to reframe the rights of women and girls in society.
“We hope a film screening will encourage a wider audience to come to the gallery, experience art and film on a Friday night,” Tandazani Dhlakama said.
CapiTalk FM’s Pineapple and DJ Made Her Believe will have all hands on decks, entertaining the crowd and there will be free popcorn courtesy of Party Karate.
The organisers said the patrons can look forward an unforgettable experience and a happy hour which will be run by The Sanctuary.
“This First Friday is not on just any Friday but the second Friday which is also Friday the 13th, a special edition so to speak.
“A night of new and unforgettable experiences as we watch the age-old classic ‘Neria’ under the stars on a cool summer night.
“Grab a blanket, a friend and a foldable chair although you might not use it as DJ Made Her Believe gets on the decks, CapiTalk FM’s Pineapple entertains with some games and entertainment,” Stephanie Kapfunde told H-Metro.
At the last edition of First Fridays, NGZ patrons were graced by a performance from Bryan K.
Stephanie said the series of events are an effort to show that the gallery is a multi-dimensional fun, dynamic and exciting space incorporating film, music and visual arts.