„African Perspectives »: AfricAvenir presents « Man On Ground » by Akin Omotoso, South Africa 2011, 80 min
Namibian Premiere. 19h00 @ Goethe Centre, Windhoek. Entrance is 30,- Nam$. Q-and-A after the screening with Dr. Lawrence Mbangson, Resident Representative of the UNHCR in Namibia.


There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine, and the truth. No one is lying, but memories shared serve each differently.

Namibian Premiere of: Man On Ground
by Nigerian Director Akin Omotoso, South Africa 2011, 80 min.
Entrance is 30,- Nam$

With this screening we want to honour World Refugee Day (June 20).
Dr. Lawrence Mbangson, Resident Representative of the UNHCR in Namibia, will be special guest to this screening and will be available for a Q-and-A after the screening.

This screening is made possible through the financial assistance of the Finnish Embassy.

Ade (played by Hakeem Kae-Kazim) and Femi (played by Fabian Adeoye Lojede) are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his home country, has had to escape to South Africa, live in refugee tenements and work menial jobs. The brothers have not only been physically estranged, their relationship is riddled with unspoken betrayal, guilt and scorn, which they have carried since the early days of their youth. During a short visit to Johannesburg, Ade discovers that his brother has been missing for a week. He sets out to investigate Femi’s mysterious disappearance, reconstructing the pieces of his everyday life and the cruel hardships he endured just to survive. A riot erupts while Ade is visiting Femi’s former boss in one of the townships. Ade is forced to take shelter with the employer. The mounting violence outside seeps into their exchanges and, eventually, prompts an explosion of revelation.

Goethe Centre, Windhoek
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Entrance: 30 Na$
Windhoek, Namibie
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