This past Easter Sunday, April 16, award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actor Donald Molosi, 30, debuted the trailer of his latest project online, a documentary film project called ‘We Are All Blue.” The trailer, which is also on YouTube is fast circulating around the world garnering praise from Batswana and Molosi’s own Hollywood colleagues alike.
In 'We Are All Blue' (2017), modern Botswana is seen through the eyes of Donald Molosi, a Botswana-born Broadway actor and playwright, who embarks on a journey to discover more about himself, his people and Botswana, the country he calls home. He believes that in order to create your future, you need to understand your past – and this is what he sets out to do.
“With this film I aim to cinematically capture Botswana’s soul and spirit. The camera follows me to my home village of Mahalapye and my ancestral village of Serowe, and along the way I encounter elders who impart to me wisdom like former President Sir Ketumile Masire whom I am honored to feature and personally thank in this film,” Molosi says from Johannesburg where he is currently in meetings with media houses that have shown interest in his latest offering.
Thus, in the documentary Molosi explores some fundamental life questions about identity and belonging, about being a Motswana, and about the contradictions inherent in the country he loves. Towards the end of the ﬁlm Molosi reﬂects on how far Botswana has come in the 50 years since independence, but also on how far it still has to go – and what needs to be done to regain and maintain Botswana’s reputation as Africa’s success story.
“I am grateful that I got to partner with Multichoice, Torch Studio Films and Hambrook Films on this project. I wrote 19 versions of the script, with different storylines and endings et cetera before I picked which script to go with. I put my all into this film and so did my whole team,” says Molosi.
The film features Molosi’s conversations with other notable Batswana including Former Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba; Kgosikgolo of Batawana Kgosi Tawana Moremi II; and Former President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire.
Donald Molosi made history ten years ago when he became the first Motswana actor to perform on Broadway. Over the past decade, Molosi has scooped many major awards on Broadway and off-Broadway for his acting and writing, prompting the New York Times to call his award-winning performances “inflamed with passion.” Molosi’s critically-acclaimed plays are taught around the world as part of the school curriculum in various countries including the United States.
Molosi currently divides his time between Botswana, US and UK working as an actor, writer and film producer.