OYO to premiere Crippled
New Namibian Film
Crippled by Ombetja Yehinga Organisation
09 December, 19:00
Entry is free of charge but due to limited sitting space, it is advised to book a seat with Karolina at 061 254915.
The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) will premiere ‘crippled’ at the Goethe Centre as part of its efforts to celebrate International Human Rights Day. This episode looks specifically at the issue of access to education for children living with disabilities. It follows the story of a young girl who has to deal with the passing of her parents, arriving at a new school and being bullied because she is in a wheelchair.
Her uncle tries to look after her but he does not manage to listen to her problems. She is on the verge of dropping out of school. What options does she have? The main cast comprises children and Ottilie Johannes who plays Nangula. Other cast members are Johanna Nelundu, Nadeshda Namashana, Christin Amushendje, Vigilante Hases and Edna Hainyanyula. Phillip Talavera produced and directed the film, with Bern Curchmann as Director of Photography. The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) embarked on a new project in 2012 titled ‘My Best Interest’. This project was conceptualised to promote the forthcoming child care and protection bill and to promote the concept of child participation. Children who had experienced problems were invited to share their stories with young writers. Three episodes have been produced so far, ‘Left Alone’, looking at child-headed households, ‘Stinky Boy’, looking at child abuse and ‘Why can’t I be like Everybody Else’, looking at discrimination against children based on their sexual orientation. ‘Crippled’ is the fourth episode. The first two episodes have been screened to over 17,400 people and the last one to over 14,600 people.The production of ‘Crippled’ is made possible thanks to the support of the German Embassy. H.E Onno Hückmann, Ambassador to Namibia will be present at the premiere.