Press Release: AfricAvenir Windhoek to donate one complete Namibian Movie Collection to Honourable Joel Kaapanda, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies

In 2009, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Joe Vision Production, and AfricAvenir Windhoek, launched the Namibian Movie Collection, NMC, consisting initially of 24 Namibian films. The NMC is part of a wider project to promote and develop Namibian film productions. Now, 18 month later, the NMC consists of more than 40 films, available for the Namibian public to be rented out at the Multimedia Library of the FNCC.

The information on the films in the collection is available to the international community via the website of AfricAvenir, www.africavenir.org.

In June, 2011, the German Embassy in Windhoek has donated two complete reproductions of the Namibian Movie Collection to AfricAvenir Windhoek. In order to extend the circulation of the Namibian Movie Collection these two collections will be donated to AfricAvenir Berlin and the Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.

AfricAvenir Windhoek, the FNCC, and Joe Vision Production will donate one complete collection to Honourable Joel Kaapanda, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.

The handing over will take place on

Monday, July 18, 2011, 12h00,
at the Press Conference/Media room
of the
Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies,
2nd Floor Government Offices.

The handing over will include a short presentation of trailers of some of the films included in the Namibian Movie Collection.

The three organisation want to highlight to the Ministry the work Namibian filmmakers have done and want to show them, that this medium is a crucial medium to form a national identity and that film products can be used as promotional cultural items, with which Namibia can generate national revenue and promote Namibia internationally.

Inquiries: Hans-Christian Mahnke, africavenir.whk(at)googlemail.com, 0855630949

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