The launch of the HIV awareness drama, Mawa Langa, made by PFP in conjunction with Temwa and YONECO, took place at the Pacific Hotel, Llongwe on Friday 19th November 2010 in the presence of the Hon. Dr Lucious Kanyumba, Minister for Youth Development and Sports.
The young hero and heroine, Innocent Green (Tobias) and Thandiwe Nkhoma (Effie), were also able to attend the Launch and meet the Minister from whom they both received rare, but well-earned, praise.
An article appearing in the national daily, “The Nation”, on Monday 22nd reports that in an interview after watching the film the Minister said it was touching that the two children starring in the film deliver real-life experience with passion. “What I like most,” Dr Kanyumba explained, “is the passion from the main characters. Also that it is in our local language, its style and approach is to generate discussion and most importantly its story is about children in present day Malawi. It is about our children.”