In the name of Love, prevent Covid-19.( A short film)
At this point in time in the entire world, everyone is supposed to be engaged in activities that will help flatten the curve of spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. It's no news to anyone, the issue is how vital is the information these people have. We are using this as a form of advocacy to inform our communities on how to prevent and stop the spread of the virus.
La liberté arts group has therefore decided to do a short film with the corona virus theme and preventive measures for community consumption. To get such information one doesn't need to go out because you can watch from the comfort of your home.
Alot of people need to get engaged in such activities so that only little efforts in little places will help surpress the spread. If people are not informed they will be deformed.
This film is a part of Soap237 Initiative, which is coordinated by Dr Barbara Lynn Cockburn of Toronto University. It is a sort of spoken word(monologue) which excepts can be seen below in the subsequent lines.
"When you go out and see the empty streets
The empty football fields.
The empty pitches,churches.
Even the children empty merry go round.
And now the Stand-off greetings, The far-off wave greetings.
When we be bi na people fo know ya neighbor.
Mami fufu be bi na neigbour.
Even Shufai be bi na neighbor.
But now, things have change
Don’t say to yourself” It looks like the end of the world.
Though we are in the midst of gunshots and our lives is at stake.
This time we must love each other from afar.
Wetti you di see na love in action!.
Wetti you di see fo de empty spaces na say – we care for each other.
We care for our grandparents.
Our brethren and sisthren.
Even people with plenty other sick dem.
People will lose jobs over this virus
People will lose bizness over this virus.
This is all the more reason to just take a moment, when you’re on your walk or on your way
To the market or just watching the news to look into the emptiness, the alluring heartlessness of this COVID turn into a mosaic of love’s Pureness,you go see na love you di show. When you wear ya mask
You go see say na love you di show when keep distance.
You go see na love you di show, when you shidon fo house.
It is the most remarkable act of global Solidarity in this calamity.
We may ever witness in our lives.
Wash our hands, Wear our mask. It is all about love
Stay home people: For Shidon fo house na fo tell you say I love you!."
Producer : Akumbu Jones
Script/concept : Akumbu/ Lanjo
Camera: Ngang Romanus
Song : Magbila
Studio : Gondema
Protagonists: A young girl(Representing Love, Hope.) She looks uncertain but hopefull.We see the view of Live in Bamenda through her eyes.The poem is narrated by her and another voice( Akumbu). A young girl will be the eye through which we will see the unfolding scenario.
Shooting is on going and we are mindful of social distancing. Keep following us on our social media pages for more updates on production and release day.