Namibia: projection of ‘Kolmanskop’ film


AfricAvenir and FNCC, with support of M-Net presents Kolmanskop (NAM/SA), by David Pupkewitz, from 1983, on 12 March 2014.

Directed by David Pupkewitz in 1983, the 60-Minute film "Kolmanskop" is set in an old German mining settlement in colonial SouthWestAfrica, now a ghost town in Namibia.

The film covers two time periods in Namibian history. It opens with a young women travelling with her husband to a deserted Namibian town, the young women is on a journey to retrace her past, to understand the circumstances of her grandmothers involvement in a sexual scandal involving her black lover, the servant of the house.

The film, shot when Namibia and Namibians where fighting for Independence, clearly takes sides and supports the struggle for liberation from colonial oppression and Apartheid through the medium of film.