Windhoek’s ‘Month of Photography’


As part of the “Month of Photography’ in Windhoek, Namibia, AfricAvenir and Studio 77 present “An African Movie Night’ with selected works from director of photography Simon Wilkie on 24 September.

The event, which is organised in cooperation with Studio 77, Bank Windhoek Arts Festival, the FNCC and WhatsOnWindhoek commences at 7pm at Studio 77, Old Breweries Complex. The entrance fee is N$20.

Wilkie will present and discuss the following films, their intentions and impact on the audience:

THAT FIRE WITHIN 63mins 16mm, 1993
Portrait of a Namibian subsistence farmer.
Produced by NFTS (tx CH4)

THOSE GLOWING EYES 48mins BetacamSP, 1995
The Riemvasmaker community return to their ancestral lands.
Produced by On Land Productions (tx NBC & SABC)

LISTEN TO US 48mins, Betacam SP, 1999
A report on the high drop-out rate of San children in school.
Produced by the Production Workshop for UNICEF. (tx NBC)
Listen to Us, funded by the Ministry of education and UNICEF, is based on research among San communities. The film encouraged  the establishment of an educational development initiative in Omaheke.

Drawing on the experiences of companies from across Namibia this film looks at the challenge of HIV & AIDS in the work place.
Directed by Steve Felton
Produced by The Production Workshop for the NCCI, (Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry) [Tx NBC]

FUFILA 5mins miniDV
A popular children’s game is captured on camera.
Produced by Mubasen for Promarte.

IMITI IKULA 26mins DVCAM, 2001
Memory is one of the 75,000 street kids in Lusaka, most of them orphans due to AIDS. Although she is hard, streetwise and ready to fight, she has a softer side which influences her daily living, like finding a way to watch the solar eclipse. Part of Steps for the Future.
Directed by Sampa Kangwa Wilkie and Simon Wilkie
Produced by Mubasen and Day Zero [Tx SABC, & a number of European Broadcasters]
Selected for the Silver Wolf competition, IDFA Nov 2001
Best Film award of the Children’s Film Festival, Hamburg 2002


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