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Namibia: Independence Now!
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1985
Color
55 minutes
US/Namibia
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Namibia: Independence Now!

This moving film was shot inside refugee settlements in Zambia and Angola. It examines how exiled Namibians worked to free their country from illegal South African exploitation and prepare for their country's independence. It shows many aspects of their daily life in exile, especially the women, who were at the forefront of the independence struggle. It focuses on the activities of exiled Namibian independence leader General Toivo ya Toivo, filmed just weeks after his negotiated release from a South African prison.
"Technique for us is secondary. The people themselves have a rich life experience, a knowledge of history and their culture and community organization. And these people are far more qualified to make films than people who have learned their skills in a school."

-Christine Choy
Reviews
"Namibia: Independence Now! is an inspiring and eye-opening ode to resistance." - BAMcinematek
"A revolutionary political moment is captured firsthand by two independent women filmmakers shooting inside refugee settlements in Zambia and Angola in 1985. Depicting the significant role of women in this struggle for independence, this film explores the lives of exiled women workers attempting to free their country from illegal exploitation." - Tell It Like It Is Film Series, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Screenings
• One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, BAMcinematek, 2016
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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by Color Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affarirs, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Humanities NY and individual donors.