Press Release! A film made by the Future Pasts research project has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards. The film ‘The Damara King’s Festival’ was made in collaboration with Namibian film organisation Mamokobo, the Damara King’s Festival Organising Committee, and UK academic partners at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies and the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for African Studies.
At the beginning of November, Angela Impey went to Namibia with the acclaimed BBC journalist, Robin Denselow, to make a radio documentary about the Damara King’s Festival, which took place in Okombahe (Erongo Region), viewed many many as the current 'capital' of the ǂNūkhoen (Damara) people. Namibian project partner and film maker, Andy Botelle (Director of Mamokobo Film and Research), joined them from Windhoek to film the event. The festival, which is little known to most Na