Big screen comes to SRT’s aid
For the love of rhinos
28 February 2020 | Events
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.