“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. 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.
Running Time: 114 min.
Film director Florian Schott (born 1982 in Essen) is a German director, filmmaker and screenwriter, who lives in Namibia. Schott studied film in Germany. He lives with his family in Namibia since 2008. Schott became famous through his film “Katutura” and the short film “Everything Happens for a Reason”. He is also a director assistant or director of many German films and television productions. Katutura was the first Namibian film to come to the cinema. Schott won, among others, the Best Director award at the Namibian Theater and Film Awards.
You will have the great opportunity to meet main actress Odile Müller in the Swakopmund Lecture Hall after the screening of the film! Please book a seat at the Scientific Society Swakopmund.