European film festival in Windhoek
The EUNIC group is presenting the European Film Festival under the theme “Somewhere else: Searching for a home”. Representatives of twelve European countries selected their best feature or documentary films on the topic of integration in a new country or culture.
The festival aims to improve the visibility of non-resident European Embassies and provide them with the opportunity to present their country and culture to the Namibian people. The EUNIC cluster in Namibia was founded in 2011 and is made up of Alliance Francaise de la Cote and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, British Council, Goethe Centre/NaDS, Institute Camoes as well as the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Finland.
The 7 day festival will show fourteen of the best films from countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland and Belgium.
One of the feature documentaries to be screened is ‘More than Water’ was shot in celebration of this year’s World Water Day. It shows the concrete results of the EU-ACP water facility which provides access to drinking water in the Himba villages in the Kaokoveld.
The ACP-EU Water Facility is one of the first results of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). The initiative, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an international policy partnership that has successfully helped to improve access to water across the world and to put water at the heart of development policies.
The festival kicks off Saturday 04 August, at the Diago Cao Centre with the Portuguese film ‘Esperanca Esta Onde Menos se Espera’ (Hope is where you least expect to find it). After that there will be two screenings per night from Monday to Friday. Screenings of the films will be at the FNCC, Goethe Centre and the Diago Cao Language Centre. Entrance is free.