• Namibia Today

    Namibia Today

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  • Namibia Today

    Namibia Today

    license film

Namibia Today

a film by Laura Horelli

Namibia Today

Germany | 2018 | 21:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary Experimental Short film
Synopsis
Seven people wait in an underground station below Karl-Marx-Allee in former East Berlin. Billboards line the walls, each combining a front page of “Namibia Today” with associative material. “Namibia Today” was a journal of the Namibian liberation movement, which was printed and distributed by the GDR during times of military confrontation with South Africa. SWAPO’s (South West Africa People’s Organisation) editorial board was forced to operate from exile in Angola, and without the ideologically motivated help of the GDR the mass production of the periodical (1980–1985) would not have been possible. Rushing underground trains pick up the slow moving shot between the billboards and the protagonists, between fragments of image and speech. The participants with their memories and diverse ways of storytelling stand still in the movement. (Berlinale FORUMexpanded)
Festivals/Awards
68th Berlinale 13th FORUMexpanded
64th Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Cast and Crew
  • Director Laura Horelli
Original Languages

German

Production Company
arsenal institut für film und videokunst e.V.
Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin
mail@arsenal-berlin.de
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