BBC Life Swap documentary screens at Jacaranda today


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Life Swap adventure documentary featuring two fathers—one from Malawi and the other from England—who swapped lives for a week, is showing in Malawi for the first time.

The screening will take place at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre from 7pm tonight after it was aired in the United Kingdom in (UK) in May this year.

John and George (carrying yellow jerrycans)

“The screening comes in after its enormous success in the UK-with viewers setting up fundraising projects to realise George’s dreams of owning a business,” said JCC deputy director Daisy Belfield.

John is a fire officer from Essex in England. He has spent his whole life working. He never has time to spend with his family.

On the other hand, George Lungah, a farmer from Ntcheu has worked the land all his life to provide for his family. He believes life in the UK must be simpler. So the two men swap lives and realise that neither life is as simple as they thought.

The Malawian participant in the documentary, George, will attend the event and watch the programme for the first time. After the screening, there will be a question and answer session with him.

Manager of Responsible Safari Company (RSC), Elizabeth Bailie will host the programme. She also coordinated the logistics of shooting the documentary in Malawi. Elizabeth will give behind-the-scenes insights to the production.

Entry is K1 000 per head which will go towards raising funds for realising George’s business dreams—beekeeping in his village in Ntcheu. n

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