We intend to cause havoc



The film follows the 21st Century formation of WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s, and documents the life of its lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s. Through the resurrection of a music that was forgotten by many and unheard by most, the film explores the life of a former African rockstar, and the excitement around the rediscovery of his music by Western fans, many of whom had yet to be born when his last album was released. Following Jagari’s life from a mud-hut village, through to Zambian superstardom in the 70s while playing the band’s unique blend of heavy psychedelic rock and African rhythms we then delve into his private life, as an arrest and prison sentence in the 90s turned him into a religious devotee and a miner until thanks to the film’s events and collaborators he would perform in front of adoring crowds on his first ever European tour in 2017, 40 years after his last album was released.


Year: 2019

Runtime: 88 min

Category: (G)

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Subtitles: No Subtitle

Country: Czech Republic, Zambia, Italy


Director(s): Gio Arlotta

Producer(s): Tim Spreng

Cast: Jagari Chanda, Grace Chanda, Victor Kasoma, Mulenga Kapwepwe, Gio Arlotta

Contact(s): Pantheon Pictures Sro

Gio Arlotta

Gio Arlotta is an Italian director, writer and producer known for the documentary “We Intend to Cause Havoc” (2019).


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