African Perspectives: An African Movie Night with selected works of Director of Photography Simon Wilkie

In the framework of the monthly filmseries “African Perspectives”, AfricAvenir Windhoek and Studio 77 present a movie evening on Saturday, 24 September 2011, 19h with selected works by Director of Photography/DOP, Simon Wilkie as part of the Month of Photography. The event is carried out in cooperation with Studio 77, Bank Windhoek Arts Festival, the FNCC, & WhatsOnWindhoek.

Date: 24. September 2011, Time: 19h00
Venue: Studio 77, Old Breweries Complex, entrance Garten Str.
Entrance: 20N$
Special guest: Director of Photography Simon Wilkie


DOP Simon Wilkie will present and discuss the following films, its intentions and impact with the audience:

“THAT FIRE WITHIN” 63mins 16mm, 1993
Portrait of a Namibian subsistence farmer.
Produced by NFTS. (tx CH4).

“THOSE GLOWING EYES” 48mins BetacamSP, 1995
The Riemvasmaker community return to their ancestral lands.
Produced by On Land Productions. (tx NBC & SABC)

“LISTEN TO US” 48mins, Betacam SP, 1999
A report on the high drop-out rate of San children in school.
Produced by the Production Workshop for UNICEF. (tx NBC)
Listen to Us, funded by the Ministry of education and UNICEF, is based on research among San communities,
The film encouraged  the establishment of an educational development initiative in Omaheke

“MANAGING AIDS” 57 mins DVCAM, 2002
Drawing on the experiences of companies from across Namibia this film looks at the challenge of HIV & AIDS in the work place.
Directed by Steve Felton
Produced by The Production Workshop for the NCCI, (Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry) [Tx NBC]

“FUFILA” 5mins miniDV
A popular children’s game is captured on camera.
Produced by Mubasen for Promarte.

“IMITI IKULA” 26mins DVCAM, 2001
Memory is one of the 75,000 street kids in Lusaka, most of them orphans due to AIDS. Although she is hard, streetwise and ready to fight, she has a softer side which influences her daily living, like finding a way to watch the solar eclipse.  Part of Steps for the Future.
Directed by Sampa Kangwa Wilkie & Simon Wilkie
Produced by Mubasen & Day Zero [Tx SABC, & a number of European Broadcasters]
Selected for the Silver Wolf competition, IDFA Nov 2001
Best Film award of the Children’s Film Festival, Hamburg 2002.

The event is carried out in cooperation with Bank Windhoek Arts Festival, the FNCC, & WhatsOnWindhoek.

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