Remembering Namibian Filmmaker, Oshosheni Hiveluah

Oshosheni Hiveluah receiving the Audience Choice Award for her film ‘100 Bucks’ at the 2012 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards. (Image: NTN/Facebook)

Namibian filmmaker, Oshosheni Hiveluah, who was very instrumental in the development of Namibia’s film industry died on 9 October after a short illness.

Hiveluah who has written, directed and produced numerous films, including Tjitji the Himba Girl, 100 bucks and Cries At Night, has travelled the world with her craft and received various awards and mentions for her work as a filmmaker.

She has was a member of the Namibia Filmmakers Association, taught the art of acting to many aspiring actors and also very recently served on the film jury of the 2019 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards.

In a 2017 interview with Red Hot Film Production Hiveluah shared how Wolfgang Petersen’s The Never-Ending Story inspired her into filmmaking.

“During those two hours I was watching this movie, I was just living in this world with them were turtles could talk and they had all these flying creatures and it definitely sparked within me a love for film…” Hiveluah said in the interview.

She described her stories as being about a little bit of everything, and about life, adding “I am very interested in exploring…why we do certain things, why we are the way we are, but at the same time I also want to tell stories that are about hope, that are about strength, that is about us being better people; about us inspiring one another.”

Throughout the video, she talks about her brave plunge into the world of filmmaking, her love for poetry, and her growth and life lessons as a woman.

Watch the video here:

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