Katutura follows a group of characters experiencing the gravity of living in a township. Ex-convict Dangi has to deal with living a law-abiding life, an extramarital son and an old flame who his wife doesn’t know about. Gangster Shivago explores a new market to sell his drugs and Kondja, a teenager in a wheelchair who helps street kids, falls in love for the first time. Their paths intertwine and their lives collide in both hopeful and brutal ways.

Katutura deals with the struggle of everyday life in the township. There is crime, drug abuse, violence, but it also shows the strength of the community as well as the bustling creativity in the place otherwise known as the place where we do not belong.


FESTIVALS:

Winner of seven Namibia Theatre and Film Awards 2017, including Best Narrative Film
Africa Film Festival Trinidad & Tobago 2016
HAFF – Helsinki African Film Festival 2016
The Pan African Film Festival 2016

Subjects: African Cinema, African Studies, World Cinema

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Katutura
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Feature Film – Drama
DURATION: 102 min.
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: Namibia
DIRECTOR: Florian Schott
WRITER: Obed Emvula and Forian Schott
CAST: Chops Tshoopara, Obed Emvula, Gift Uzera, Odile Müller a.o.
PRODUCTION: Tulilane Entertainment