African Perspectives – AfricAvenir’s monthly African film series: The Unseen (Namibie / Katjavivi / 2016)
Première Africaine / African Premiere. En partenariat avec Africiné Magazine. Entrance is 10,- N$. Filmmaker in attendance. VENUE: Oshana Regional Library.


AfricAvenir, the US Embassy in Windhoek, Old Location Films, Sapphire Events present
African Premiere of Perivi John Katjavivi‘s first feature
The Unseen, Namibia, 2016.

The premiere screening of this long awaited independent film from Katjavivi is premiered as part of AfricAvenir’s monthly African film series African Perspectives. It further marks the celebrations of Black History Month in Namibia.

The screening at the Oshana Regional Library is just the beginning. The Oshana Regional Library will play host to another continously running AfricAvenir film series up in Northern Namibia.
The film The Unseen will also be made available to audiences in other Namibian areas futher down the time line.

About the movie
The Unseen
is about art, identity and solitude. It presents three interconnected vignettes that follow three different characters as they slip into spaces in Namibian society mostly unseen.
There’s Sara the rebel who’s calm resolve to end her life provokes a range of interesting and conflicting reactions in the people close to her. Anu, a dreamy musician, struggles to explain his hallucinations and out of body experiences to his rough-neck buddies across town. Marcus, an African-American actor, estranged from his wife, is in town to play a role in an epic historical film but spends his time wandering through the outback searching for significance.
It’s a collection of philosophical musings on what it means to be alive in independent Namibia. It intentionally blurs the line between fiction and documentary.

About the film director
Perivi is a Namibian filmmaker. He studied at Columbia College Hollywood in Los Angeles where he completed his BA in Cinema, majoring in Directing. He founded Old Location Films, a company committed to developing African stories with global appeal. His films have won awards and screened at Cannes, Durban, Luxor and elsewhere. He is currently enrolled at the University of Cape Town, where he is studying towards an M.A. in African Cinema with the view to teaching and scholarly work. His first feature length film The Unseen stars Antonio Lyons (Hotel Rwanda, American History X), Senga Brockerhoff and Mathew Ishitile.

Africiné Magazine (Dakar) is partner of African Perspectives – AfricAvenir’s monthly African film series.
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