Perivi John Katjavivi | Namibia 2016 | 70 Min. | OmeU
Marcus, an Afroamerican actor, follows in the footsteps of Namibian hero Mandume Ya Ndemufay. Musician Anu is haunted by visions and out-of-body experiences and tries to find himself. Sara is depressed and unsure about whether life is still worth living.
Katjavivi’s feature-length debut THE UNSEEN is a rebellious, thoughtful, and humorous contemplation. Composed as a cross-over between documentary and feature, it follows three young people who are doing their best to come to terms with their existence and Namibia’s post-colonial legacy.
Screenplay, Director: Perivi John Katjavivi
Camera: Antonius Tsuob
Editing: Khalid Shamis
Sound: Kauna Haobeb
Production: Perivi John Katjavivi,Cecil Moller,Ronald James, Shalongo Nambala, Old Location Films
With: Antonio David Lyons, Senga Brockerhoff, Mathew Ishitile, Esther Beukes, Aino Moongo, Jean-Michael Tjirare, Shalongo Nambala, Virgilio De Sousa
Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Los Angeles USA
Oshana Regional Library, Oshakati, Namibia
Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Pan African Film Festival, Cannes, France
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa (In Competition)
Alte Feste Colonial Fort, Windhoek, Namibia
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Katjavivi is a Namibian writer and director, born in Oxford, England to an English mother and Namibian father. His films have screened at Cannes, Durban, Los Angeles and elsewhere to much acclaim, He has an MA in African Cinema from the university of Cape Town and currently serves as Chairman of the Filmmakers Association of Namibia.