Chaz’s ‘Misnomer’ set for screenings


The wait is over for a film titled Misnomer, which digs deep into abductions and killings of persons with albinism as its screenings have commenced with United States of America (USA) sampling it first recently.

This is a film which was written and directed by the country’s USA-based filmmaker Chaz and produced by Khumbo Munthali, Brenda Mselu and Zofuna Banda.

The movie, whose trailer was released in February this year, is set to screen in the country on July 28 2023 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe and Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre the following day.


The film has since won the hearts of many people following its screening in USA including Malawi’s Ambassador to Washington DC Justice Esme Chombo.

“It felt good to be part of the screening. This was not just to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues affecting people with albinism but also demonstrate great potential that Malawi has as regards talent,” she said.

Dave Dumbo also described Misnomer as a masterpiece and a birth of greatness.


Chaz said Tuesday that they plan to take the film to United Kingdom, Ireland and other states in USA such as Atlanta, South Bend and Seattle.

He said he created the movie because he wanted to entertain while creating awareness of the issue of killing of persons with albinism.

“There have been so many documentaries and movies made about the issue, but sometimes you have to do it differently and like for example, the film Hotel Rwanda; there is a lot of awareness because of entertainment.

“So it is an investigative movie where people will see a lot of action, emotions, laughter and romance, everything is in there but the main subject is awareness on killing of persons with albinism,” Chaz said.

Chaz is back with Misnomer having also won hearts with his previous film Highbrow.

Shot in Malawi, the film includes a Zambian actor Grace Rumsey with Malawian actors making up the rest of the cast.

Some of the Malawian actors in the film include Ian Simbota, Victor Kamwendo, Gordon Kumbatira, musician Tay Grin, Mwai Simbota, Hope Chisanu, Joyce Mhango Chavula and Dipo Katimba.

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