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Inspiring Young Imaginations: ‘Coming Home’


InfoEntrance: N$5 for children, N$ 15 for adults


AfricAvenir is very proud to screen the film "Coming Home" by Marinda Stein in April within our children’s programme. This film follows the story of a young girl who returns to her hometown in order to face her vague yet seemingly brutal past. She doesn’t remember much, but when she returns home to find her stepfather, she is overcome with emotion. She becomes determined the figure out what exactly happened to her life that has caused her such emotional strain and fear to return back to the place she once resided.

About Director:
From a trainee/bursary student of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Marinda Stein passionately pursued her dream of becoming a director. In 2000, after completing her National Diploma in Video Production in Durban, she returned to NBC. She was part of the pioneering team when ONE Africa Television was launched in November 2003 and, after five years of wearing the hat as Creative Director and Head of Production, took the bold step of joining the independent filmmaking market. She registered her own production company, RedHot Film Productions cc. and continued to produce and direct for the Namibian market.

Marinda Stein has directed a variety of genres over the years - LIVE TV broadcasts, magazine programs, game shows, social documentaries and corporate videos. She also directed and produced Namibia's 1st ever reality show, Just Fabulous, broadcasted on ONE Africa Television in 2009.

Her entry into the world of film came through her selection as co-writer and producer for the Namibian Film, Desert Soul Namibia/ Soul City SA in the One Love series, televised in 9 countries across Southern Africa, including South Africa in 2010. Marinda Stein directed various television commercials for major corporate players in the Namibian market, since 2010 to date. This ensured her a firm place in the local director's pool. In 2012 Marinda Stein directed a short educational film for GIPF, titled 'Your Claim, Your Right'. She was the producer of the short film 'Dead River' in the Namibia Film Commission's Film Project 2011/2012. 'Dead River' won 3 awards at the 2012 Namibia Film and Theatre Awards.

Directed by Marinda Stein, 2014, Namibia, 20min
Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1JqclmK08

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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