'Baxu and the Giants' to screen in
Namibia and internationally in February
EVENT: Free Screening of Namibian Short Film ‘Baxu and
DATE: Thursday, 6 February 2020
TIME: 18.30 for 19.00
VENUE: DHPS Auditorium
TICKETS: Admission free, Donations for Save the Rhino Trust
- REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE for sale by the DHPS Alumni Association
Award winning Namibian short film 'Baxu
and the Giants', telling the story of how Rhino poaching triggers social change
in a village in rural Namibia, seen through the eyes of a nine year old girl, will be screening in February and March
2020 in Windhoek and various villages in
North-West Namibia, as well as festivals around the globe.
'Baxu and the Giants' was commissioned
by the Legal Assistance Centre with the aim of sensitising teenagers to the
issue of poaching in Namibia. Producer Andrew Botelle ('The Power Stone', 'Born
in Etosha') enlisted Director and Co-Writer Florian Schott ('Katutura') and
Co-Producer/Co-Writer Girley Jazama ('The White Line') to craft an emotional
story out of this difficult issue.
The short film which premiered last
September so far screened in nine countries and won multiple international
Awards, including the Award for Best Foreign Narrative at the San Francisco
Independent Short Film Festival, three Namibian Theatre- and Film Awards
(including Best Female Actor for 10 year old Camilla Jo-Ann Daries), two
international Cinematography Awards and two Awards at the Knysna Film Festival
in South Africa.
International Festivals where 'Baxu and
the Giants' will be screening in the coming two months include the Pan African
Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Toronto Black Film Festival, the Children’s
Film Festival Seattle and the RapidLion International Film Festival in South
In Namibia the first public screening of
the year will take place at the DHPS Auditorium, on Thursday, 6 February. The
admission is free, donations to the Save the Rhino Trust are welcome.
In addition to this the LAC and MaMoKoBo
Video & Research is organising a series of school screenings for Windhoek
students as well as free screenings for the public in Windhoek. Lastly,
the ‘Baxu and the Giants’-Crew will take the film back to villages in
North-West Namibia, where the film was shot, as well as the coast.
All of these screenings will lead up to the Global
Release of ‘Baxu and the Giants’ in mid-March. At this time the film
will not only be available on DVD but also for streaming worldwide via
YouTube and Vimeo.
More information about
these screenings and the global release will be made available over the
coming weeks. Please visit baxuandthegiants.com
and follow the film on Facebook (facebook.com/baxuandthegiants
) and Instagram (@baxuandthegiants).Further information on the event is also available on the DHPS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DHPSWindhoek) and Instagram account (@dhpswindhoek).