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Inspiring Young Imaginations screening: ‘Tjitji’


InfoEntrance: N$ 5 for children/youth and N$ 15 for adults


AfricAvenir is very proud to screen the following award-winning short film on the 5th December within our children’s programme: ‘Tjitji’ by Oshosheni Hiveluah

2014, 22 min, Otjiherero/English subtitles, Namibia, Director: Oshosheni Hiveluah

Tjandjeua – Tjitji, a young, successful and ambitious student, has secret dreams of being the next famous ‘Talk Show Host’. However, Tjitji’s Mother and Father live dutifully, in the time-honoured Himba tradition. Every weekend she returns home to her village, but is concerned that Himba customs and practices, relating to young girls her age, will jeopardise her own personal dreams. She soon learns that her Father is, as is the custom, in the process of arranging for her marriage to a young Himba man, Muasahepi. Tjitji is upset that she’s expected to follow her parents’ wishes for her future and has to make a decision … what should she do, defy her culture to follow her dream?

About Director:

Oshosheni Hiveluah is Namibian filmmaker, who has been making films since 2004 and has directed 4 short films, numerous documentaries and music videos and also writen screenplays for others and herself. She works on the development of educational children’s programs, particularly for radio at the local broadcaster Namibia Broadcasting Cooperation (NBC) and produced an educational magazine program for them for several months. In 2010 she decided to go freelance and focus entirely on film directing and writing and also opened up a casting agency called Shooting Stars Casting Agency. Her next short film ‘100 Bucks’ followed and in 2014 ‘Tjitji the Himba Girl’ was completed.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QD2EU-p0rg  


The film won Best Narrative Film and Best Cinematography at the 2014 Namibia Film and Theatre Awards.

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@africavenir.org ,   Tel: 0813268828

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

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