16 October, 2008
GABORONE - The shooting of the the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series has provided employment and experience for locals.
The movie, also known as Mma Ramotswe, generated a lot of publicity and excitement when it was shown locally early this year.
The shooting started six weeks ago and the episodes are expected to be ready next year. The series has 99 actors and 52 of them are locals.
The executive producer of the movie, Ms Amy Moore, said the filming of the movie has had a positive impact on Botswana and its people.
She said they employed 2 300 adding that they favoured women as an empowerment measure.
She also noted that they have given exposure to a number of local artists, hence promoting the Setswana culture.She further noted that the filming of the series gave the country experience in [continue reading]