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Eembwiti and Tuuli help young audience appreciate Independence

Eembwiti is one of the movies that will be shown this month by Inspiring Young Imaginations as part of their African Films for Children and Youth series. Eembwiti forms part of a special line-up to celebrate 25 years of Independence.

To celebrate Namibia’s 25th Independence, Inspiring Young Imaginations, in partnership with AfricAvenir, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre(FNCC) and the Hope Initiative Southern Africa-Namibia (HISA) will show two Namibian short movies for children, Eembwiti and Tuuli.

Both are screened as part of the African Films for Children and Youth series.
Eembwiti is about a Namibian family from the busy city of Windhoek who travels up north to the village to visit their grandmother. The children are especially snobby and seem more interested in their ipods and cell phones, than their new rural surroundings. On what seems like a boring holiday, the spoilt kids upset their granny when they break village customs and norms. Just when it seems their new environment is impossible, they find fun and adventure in the culture they fought so hard to resist.
Tuuli is about a curious young girl in northern Namibia trying to learn and grow up as her surroundings demand. One day a mishap happens to her, and Tuuli finds a way to solve the problem. The film Tuuli forms part of the TV series ‘Open a Door’, produced by Ragdoll. The significance of the movie is that the story is narrated throughout without any dialogue. The filmakers, Perivi John Katjavivi (Eembwiti) and Virgina Witts (Tuuli), will attend the screenings and have a Q&A session with the children afterwards. The monthly African film series for children and youth “Inspiring Young Imaginations” is supported by Terre des Hommes and Jac-Mat.


Date: 27 March 2015 at 14:30
Venue: Hope Initiative Community Centre, Erf 3316, Omuvapu Street, Okuruyangava, opposite Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School.
Repeat screening: 28 March 2015 at 10:00 the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre

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