Get your science on with the Goethe

Better health through better understanding
Michelline Nawatises
The Goethe Science Week Film Festival takes place in Swakopmund from 6 to 11 December 2021.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Goethe Institute, Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Scientific Society Swakopmund are organising the Science Week to provide students and members of the public an opportunity to be entertained and enjoy science.

There is a strong demand for science outreach in Namibia and exposing young children to science, creates inquisitive minds and possibly future scientists.

The programme includes a collection of science and nature films shown daily, non-violent communication workshops and sand therapy for children.

The event targets the general public, schools and young researchers through an array of activities that will take place during the week at the Swakopmund Museum.

This year's theme – Better health through better understanding – comes at the right time with the world facing a global health crisis. That is why the Goethe Science Week Film Festival turns its attention to health and mental wellbeing.

The film festival sees the screening of non-commercial films that promote scientific literacy and facilitate awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues.

The event also promotes science educationally and entertainingly through films and experiments with local scientists.

It also strengthens public awareness on the role of science for sustainable societies; promotes and fosters awareness of inclusivity and wellbeing in science; draws attention to the challenges faced by science, and aims to raise support for scientific endeavours.
For bookings and enquiries, contact Nadine Phiri at [email protected] or 081 294 7344.