Odd-inary movie weekend at the Goethe

10 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

As part of the German weeks, a number of movies are being screened at the Goethe Institute in Windhoek next week. Don't miss out!

• Thursday 14 March @ 19:00: Tjitji the Himba Girl (Namibia), directed by Oshosheni Hiveluah

Tjijandjeua (Tjitji), a young and ambitious student, has dreams of being the next famous talk show host. However, Tjitji's parents live dutifully and honour the Himba tradition. Every weekend Tjitji visits her village but is concerned that Himba customs and practices relating to young girls her age will jeopardize her dreams. What should she do? Defy her culture to follow her dream?

• Thursday 14 March @ 19:30: The Garden (Germany), directed by Sonja Maria Kröner

Summer 1976: Bernd and his family are on their way to his recently deceased grandmother's summer house where the rest of the family meet. The anticipated countryside holiday is spoiled from the beginning, also there's news of a missing girl in the area. With the children scampering about, the adults start to argue about the inheritance. What will happen?

• Friday 15 March @ 19:00: Rafiki (Kenya), directed by Wanuri Kahiu

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in. When love blossoms between them, they are forced to choose between happiness and safety.

• Saturday 16 March @ 19:00: High Fantasy (South Africa), directed by Jenna Bass

A group of friends on a camping trip wake up to discover they've all swapped bodies! Stranded in the wilderness, they'll have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their friendship; their lives are never to be the same again.


• Saturday 16 March @ 21:00: Western (Germany), directed by Valeska Grisebach

A group of German construction workers begin building a hydroelectric power station in a remote region of Bulgaria. Even though relations with a nearby village's inhabitants are difficult - not least because of language barriers that are initially almost impossible to overcome - Meinhard succeeds in making friends with the locals.

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