In order to promote public awareness in Namibia about Namibian film heritage,
AfricAvenir and the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) screen Namibian
cinematic products on a bimonthly basis. The month of May will focus on “Women
in Namibian Film’. On 14 May, 18h30, AfricAvenir and the FNCC present three
short films by female directors from Namibia, namely Bridget Pickering,
Oshosheni Hiveluah, and Krischka Stoffels. The screening takes place at the
FNCC, 118 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek.
The films presented are:
Uno’s World, directed by Bridget Pickering, 2002, 26 min
Uno (Sophie David), a sexually inexperienced young woman, gets involved with
a womanizer, Kaura (Muhindua Kaura), which leads to an unplanned pregnancy.
When Kaura refuses to take responsibility for their child, and starts avoiding
Uno, she leaves the baby in the care of her mother and goes to dangerous
lengths to track Kaura down.
100 Bucks, directed by Oshosheni Hiveluah, 2012, 25 min
What would you risk for the love of money? “100 Bucks” is an urban story of the
journey of a 100-Namibia-dollar note that passes from hands of wealth to hands
of need and through thieving hands. The journey of the note gives a lens for
brief insights into the lives of different characters that weave in and out of each
other’s lives and the daily struggles they face.
Tjiraa, directed by Krischka Stoffels, 2012, 18 min
Vezuva, a modern ovaHerero woman, finds herself between a rock and a hard
place. After completing her studies abroad and returning home, Vezuva learns
that she has to marry her cousin. This is a custom in her culture, but Vezuva
hopes for a compromise as she loves someone else. She pleads with her
mother; but her mother makes a compelling argument that convinces Vezuva to
continue with the wedding. The marriage is doomed from the start and Vezuva’s
tries to reach out to her mother, but her pleas fall on deaf ears. Vezuva’s only
confidant is her sister, who she soon realizes, might soon face a similar fate as