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Star For Life and Stockholm Film Festival.

posted 6 Nov 2013, 22:31 by ntobeko dlamini

The Star For Life, Namibia showcased several movies created by the learners at a much anticipated Star For Life and Stockholm Film Festival. This well organized event was held on the 20 October 2013 at the National Theatre of Namibia.


Learners were dressed to kill at the Film Festival.

 About 96 learners from 9 schools participated in Star For Life Film project at which the learners were taught all aspects of film making ranging from; camera work, acting for camera, basic sound recording, script-writing and directing. These workshops were facilitated by the popular Namibian Film maker, Mr Joel Haikali together with his co-facilitator Mr Perivi Katjavivi. The learners were required to direct and produce their own short 5 minute film.

Young aspiring Film Makers at the festival.

The Star For Life Country Manager in Namibia, Ms Evelina Kalenga said this was once in a life time opportunity for the learners; “We need to expose our learners to as many career fields as we can. The learners had an opportunity to experience being on a film set as both crew and actors”, said Kalenga.

A young and aspiring film producer from Fleermius Secondary School, Brumilda Hulda highlighted that this project had strengthened her ability to work as a member of a team, in addition to it being an overall enjoyable exercise; “I had an opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds with different personalities, at first things were a bit awkward but eventually everyone warmed up and started to mingle, cracking jokes and brainstorming ideas.”

Star For Life will use these films as a learning tool in life skills classes to encourage conversations on issues and challenges portrayed in these films. Star For Life also hopes to continue with the project and to extend it to other schools which were not part this first project.

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