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Can an AIDS teenager fall in love?

Melissa Reed, plays Naledi, the girl with a secret and not so popular as Samantha.

Melissa Reed, plays Naledi, the girl with a secret and not so popular as Samantha.

Johanna Nelundu, plays Samantha, the popular girl in school, in Panado Girl, OYO’s latest film production.

Johanna Nelundu, plays Samantha, the popular girl in school, in Panado Girl, OYO’s latest film production.

Namibian Production Panado Girl to premier at the Warehouse

Panado Girl, an all Namibian star production will premier at the Warehouse Theatre on 21 May 2014at 19:00.  Entrance is free but because there are limited seats available it is advisable to book in advance.
Can a teenager living with HIV/AIDS fall in love? This is a question that haunts hundreds of teenagers in Namibia. They may have lived with the virus since birth, or may have contracted it because they were raped or abused, or because they had many sexual partners from a young age.

They turn 16 years old, fall in love but they live with a huge secret. Can they indeed love like any other teenager? This is the question ‘Panado Girl’, OYO’s latest film tries to answer
Panado Girls is a film about Naledi (Melissa Reed) a 17 year old girl who lives with a secret. When she was 14 years old she was raped by her cousin and infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. She goes to a new school and meets Samantha (Johanna Nelundu) her roommate, but unfortunatly things become sour when Samantha’s boyfriend, John (Johannes Magongo) starts to fall in love with Naledi.
This film is an all Namibian production also starring David Ndjavera as Naledi’s uncle. It introduces three talented young Namibian actors , Melissa Reed, Johanna Neludu and Coleen Tjikune.
Coleen Tjikune and Johannes Magongo also interpret the title songs, It’s OK and The One, composed and recorded by Vincent Mboku. Philippe Talavera is the Director of the film and Bernd Curschmann the Director of Photography, with Wojtek Majewski at sound and Florian Schott as first assistant director.To book your seat please contact Karolina at 061 254915

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