Harare — Barakas Entertainment - an illicit filmmaking firm "of no fixed aboard" that produced a 66-minute porn movie titled "Dread" in March this year - has packaged the movie, compacted it together with two other porn movies, and continues to distribute the VCD despite being sought by police, city.com can reveal.
Under the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act, it is an offence to exhibit in public, import, produce, disseminate and possess undesirable or prohibited video and film material. The Act also prohibits the publication of pictures, statues as well as recording any form of obscene material for public entertainment. One of the "extra" movies on the VCD features two suspected Zimbabweans while the other features two foreign black lesbians. The movie is now being sold on a VCD with two titles, Dread and Mufombi (street lingo for Mufakose).
The VCD is also being played in some nightspots and on Friday last week, revellers at Gomba bottlestore in Zengeza 4 were treated to this 125-minute VCD from midnight. The owner of the bottle store could not be drawn into commenting on this illegal activity as he was said to be out of the country. The VCD has a picture of one Barbara and Brian who features in the first movie, "Dread", and in the last investigation conducted by this reporter their surnames could not be ascertained.
Following the publication of the story that exposed "Dread", police raided Barbara and Brian's homes but the two had already vanished into thin air.