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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

04 May 2014

AfricAvenir and the FNCC present Namibian Women in Film


AfricAvenir and the FNCC present Namibian Women in Film
100 Bucks | Uno’s World | Tjiraa

In order to promote public awareness in Namibia about Namibian film heritage, AfricAvenir and the FNCC screen Namibian cinematic products on a bimonthly basis. The month of May will see the focus on “Women in Namibian Film”.

On 14 May, 18h30, AfricAvenir & 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, entrance 20,- Nam$ 

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 hers.
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