Tjandjeua – Tjitji, a young, successful and ambitious student, has secret dreams of being the next famous ‘Talk Show Host’. However, Tjitji’s Mother and Father still live traditional lives in the time-honoured Himba tradition. Every weekend she returns home to her village, but is concerned that Himba customs and practices, relating to young girls her age, will jeopardise her own personal dreams. She soon learns that her Father is, as is the custom, in the process of arranging her marriage to a young Himba man, Muasahepi. Tjitji is upset that she’s expected to follow her parents’ wishes for her future and has to make a decision … what should she do, defy her culture to follow her dream? Stay or go? The conundrum of many young people midway in the transition from tribe to township.
The monthly African film series for children and youth “Inspiring Young Imaginations” is supported by Terre des Hommes Italy and Jac-Mat.
The film about a Himba girl living two lives in her mind, Tjitji, will be screened next week Friday, 04 December by AfricAvenir in partnership with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre and HISA. This screening is part of the series “Inspiring Young Imaginations” running under the African Films for Children and Youth programme.
When: Friday, 04 December 2015
Venue: HISA Community Centre, Erf 3316, Omuvapu Street, Okuruyangava
When: Saturday, 05 December 2015
Venue: FNCC cinema, 118 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek
Entry: N$5 for children and N$15 for adults