Windhoek Premiere of The Unseen by Perivi Katjavivi
AfricAvenir Windhoek, in partnership with Old Location Films, present to Windhoek audiences the premiere of “The Unseen” on 24 August 2016, 19h00, at the Alte Feste. Come and be part of debating Namibia’s postcolonial identity, 26 years into Independence.
Dates: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Entrance: PreSales 80,- N$, @ the door 100,-.
Tickets available @ Events Today, Warehouse Theatre, Biltong Shop Maerua Mall
Hans-Christian Mahnke, director of AfricAvenir Windhoek, states: “The Unseen is a cinematic Namibian love letter to Fanon, but also a love letter to Namibia and its ongoing decolonization project. Namibia must be very proud of this film and its filmmaker, Perivi Katjavivi. We are very excited to play our part in decolonizing the innercity of Windhoek with this screening.”
The screening will be opened by Adv. Bience Gawanas, Special Advisor to the Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, former AU Commissioner for Social Affairs.
After the screening there will be an open discussion with director Perivi Katjavivi and his crew and cast.
About the movie
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 (played by Senga Brockerhoff) 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 (played by Mathew Ishitile), a dreamy musician, struggles to explain his hallucinations and out of body experiences to his rough-neck buddies across town. Estranged from his wife, African-American actor Marcus (played by Antonia David Lyons, known for his roles in Hotel Rwanda, Scandal, 24, American History X), 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 Unseen has already received a positive response from film critics and the press from the following
Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles (World Premiere)
African Perspectives, AfricAvenir, Oshakati (African Premiere)
Luxor African Film Festival, Luxor, Egypt
Durban International Film Festival (Official Competition)
International PanAfrican Film Festival of Cannes (upcoming)