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African Premiere: "The Unseen" by Perivi Katjavivi


InfoEntrance is 10,- N$ / Filmmaker in attendance.


The Unseen is about art, identity and solitude. It presents three interconnected vignettes that follow three different characters as they slip into spaces in Namibian society mostly unseen.

There’s Sara the rebel who’s calm resolve to end her life provokes a range of interesting and conflicting reactions in the people close to her. Anu, a dreamy musician, struggles to explain his hallucinations and out of body experiences to his rough-neck buddies across town. Marcus, an African-American actor, estranged from his wife, is in town to play a role in an epic historical film but spends his time wandering through the outback searching for significance.

It’s a collection of philosophical musings on what it means to be alive in independent Namibia. It intentionally blurs the line between fiction and documentary.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Director Perivi Katjavivi.

This screeening is organised by AfricAvenir in cooperation with the US Embassy in Windhoek, Old Location Films, Sapphire Events. The premiere screening of this long awaited independent film from Katjavivi is premiered as part of AfricAvenir's monthly African film series African Perspectives. It further marks the celebrations of Black History Month in Namibia.

The screening at the Oshana Regional Library is just the beginning. The Oshana Regional Library will play host to another continously running AfricAvenir film series up in Northern Namibia. The film The Unseen will also be made available to audiences in other Namibian areas futher down the time line.

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