Big screen comes to SRT’s aid

For the love of rhinos

28 February 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected]

The Scientific Society Swakopmund and Save the Rhino Trust screen the award-winning drama Baxu and the Giants on March 3 at 18:00.

Entrance is free, however all donations go towards the Save The Rhino Trust.

The 30-minute bilingual drama was written and directed by Florian Schott, with Steven Afrikaner and Camilla Jo-Ann Daries in the leading roles.

Daries (10) nabbed the Namibian Theatre and Film Award for 2019 Best Actress after the release of the film on 14 September 2019, making her the youngest person yet in Namibia to receive this award.

The film tackles poaching from an unexpected angle. A 9-year old !Khubaxu (shortened to Baxu) living in rural Damaraland with her grandmother and brother, harbours a fascination with the surrounding nature and savannah giants. Baxu dreams that rhinos talk to her in her dreams. However, her undisturbed life takes a turn when strange men enter her village.

Baxu and the Giants has graced screens at film festivals worldwide. On one of these occasions, at the San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival, the silver screen masterpiece won the award for best foreign narrative.

Other awards went to cinematographer Kit Hoffmann who won both Canadian and European Cinematography Awards for his work on the film, while Robert Scott received awards for his editing and Tanya Stroh for her production design.

Similar News

 

Heritage Week embraces ‘new normal’

5 days ago - 21 September 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Namibian Heritage Week officially started in Swakopmund today (Monday) under the theme “Ombazu Ndjiritutumuna”, which means “Building Cultural Resilience - The New...

Learn to mask it!

1 week ago - 19 September 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Swakopmund Scientific Society (SSS) announced that it will host a mask-making workshop.According to the SSS’s public relations officer (PRO) Irina Ivanova, both...

Heritage Week to unite community

1 week ago - 13 September 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Every year, a week on the calendar is dedicated to celebrating Namibia’s heritage. This year’s event will be held under the theme...

Rooi lig flikker vir geleentheidsbedryf

1 month - 30 July 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] ’n Groep maatskappye in Swakopmund sal op 1 Augustus kragte saamsnoer met Destination Swakopmund vir die spesiale “United By Light”-geleentheid. ...

Bergavontuur roep

2 months ago - 28 July 2020 | Events

Omaruru • [email protected] Liefhebbers van natuurskoon en avontuur kan uitsien na 'n asemrowende en aksiebelaaide naweek. 'n Belewenis is van 7 tot 9 Augustus by...

Day of prayer

2 months ago - 25 July 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Erongo governor Neville Andre announced on Friday that a prayer day will be held in the region tomorrow.This is being done...

Future Females presents online experience

5 months ago - 01 April 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Due to developments linked to the COVID-19, Future Females announced that it will take its events online.According to Future Females Swakopmund...

Speaking up and out

6 months ago - 19 March 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Namibia joined 130 other countries in celebrating 2020 World Speech Day on Monday.Several speakers used their right to freedom of expression...

Truck drivers appreciated

6 months ago - 17 March 2020 | Events

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Vivo Energy Namibia rewarded their best performing truck drivers at the annual driver’s recognition awards ceremony. The three hauliers contracted...

Mall brings adventure to kids

6 months ago - 16 March 2020 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] More than 60 children took part in the Connect People to People and Platz Am Meer Kids Mall Adventures in Swakopmund...

Latest News

Ninety-five new Covid cases, 87...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 95 new Covid-19 cases and 87 recoveries on Friday afternoon. Shangula said that no...

Girls cricket action at the...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay •[email protected] practicing contact sports has been allowed after the end of the State of Emergency, more sporting events are expected to start at...

Golf with a heart

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Sports

The Nedbank for Autism Golf Series will commence this weekend, aiming to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Association of Namibia. The event which...

Covid screening and isolation facility...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

Walvis Bay Sanlam handed over an 8-bed Covid-9 screening and isolation facility to the ministry of health and social services in Walvis...

Architecture inspires art

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund The Fine Art Gallery’s latest selection of paintings showcases how modern artists are reflecting architecture.The collection encompasses everything from simple farmhouses...

Nashawn enjoys ‘ghost voice’ experience

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] radio personality George “Nashawn” Marenga says that he enjoyed his experinience of being the “ghost voice” at the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle...

Prosecutor bribed

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Crime

Swakopmund • Erwin Leuschner A Pakistani national on bail for human trafficking and rape, and a Walvis Bay police officer were arrested...

Erongo region records four...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 77 new Covid-19 positive cases, 51 recoveries and two Covid-19 deaths. Shangula said...

New lift for at Antonius...

2 days ago - 24 September 2020 | Local News

Finally, after five decades, the lift at the Antonius-Residenz old age home in Swakopmund has been replaced by a modern elevator. The new elevator officially...

Load More