Namibia: Hairareb wins two more international film festivals


The Namibian feature film “Hairareb”, starring the late veteran actor David Ndjavera, has been selected by two other international film festivals, opening at the International Pan-African Film Festival in Cannes and screening at the International Diaspora Film Festival African New York.

Hairareb will be screened during the opening ceremony of the International Pan-African Film Festival on the evening of October 19, 2021, at the Espace Miramar in Cannes. The film is also part of the official selection this year, which means that it is in competition to receive a Dikalo Award.

The production company, Ndapunikwa Investments, said that although she was invited to attend the awards ceremony in Cannes, she will not attend due to continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 regulations for visitors in France.

Hairareb is based on a book by August C. Bikeur, developed in a screenplay by Aina Kwedhi. The film is produced by Dantagos Jimmy Melani, with Ellen Ernst as producer and award winner Oshoveli Shipoh as director.

A tribute to Namibian cinematography and storytelling, the story is told through the eyes of one of Namibia’s oldest and most deeply rooted tribes, capturing love during a time of devastating drought.


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