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Inspiring Young Imaginations film screening: ‘Felix’


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AfricAvenir is very proud to screen the multi award-winning film Felix by Roberta Durrant (2013, South Africa, 97 min, for children aged 7 and above) in March within our children’s programme. 14-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil’s music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.

About Director:
Roberta Durrant is a creative director/producer of television and film. She has a BA Drama degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She has created and directed/produced several long running, award winning drama series and sitcoms for South African broadcasters. She also trained and mentored many aspiring writers, directors, editors and producers. Roberta is probably best known to South African audiences for the popular sitcoms such as ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi (It’s Good It’s Nice);Going Up, About Us; Madam & Eve,; S.O.S; and Stokvel. Many of these productions have won local and international awards for best comedy.


  • The Youth Jury prize for Best Film at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver, Canada;
  • Best Film award at Kikife International Children’s Film Festival in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  • The Adult Jury Prize - 'Die Goldene Klappe Award' for best Picture at the Augsburg Children's Film Festival in Germany.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XC2YXTxuhQ

Inspiring Young Imaginations is a project organized by AfricAvenir in partnership with the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) and Hope Initiatives Southern Africa (HISA), and support from Terres des Hommes Italy (TdH) and Jac-Mat.
For more information contact:

AfricAvenir Windhoek: Edith Aoko
Email: a.atieno(at)africavenir.org,   Tel: 0813268828

FNCC Multimedia Library: Nicholas Ronde
Email: library(at)fncc.org.na,   Tel: 0818017947/061387334

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