not every day we get approached by a government.' JonasWest looked round severely at his staff to impress them withthis salient fact. This is a commission, not some vague enquiry.The minister of culture is keen to get the opening of the dam onfilm
it's hot just a whim on his part. With the opening of theKabala Dam, Madembi will shoot into the present century.They'll have
They'll have enough power to export someto less fortunate countries and they'll be all but self-sufficient.Everyone listened dutifully and at the back of the room Nataliesat on the edge of the table, her lips twitching with amusement.This was the lecture her father gave each time they had a film tomake. He called it 'getting people on their mettle'. He shot her asuspicious look and she straightened her face, looking back solemnly, loving the deep, gruff sound of his voice.'This has been a huge undertaking,' he resumed. 'A vast hydro-electricity scheme that will make it possible for Madembi to useits other resources. Technology will transform the country andwe're going to let the whole world see. We're going to put themon the map! We show the dam, the country, the past and thefuture. Hospitals will be built, schools, factories.