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Milking the Rhino

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Chronicles the forgotten element of most nature documentaries of Africa--the villagers who live there and must deal with the dangers and costs associated with living with the wildlife.
Online
2017; 2008
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Out of Africa

What can modern medicine learn from the people with the most diverse DNA on the planet? Only by working with the San desert communities in southern Africa can geneticists trace the deepest roots of the human family tree. In a world first, Professor Vanessa Hayes is searching for the origins of modern society- the DNA evidence of when hunter-gatherers became farmers. Mark Horstman joins her on a unique road trip through exotic Namibia, in a quest with far-reaching implications for everyone. As Vanessa reveals the bedrock of human genetic diversity, her work exposes some startling truths about racial inequality in modern medicine.
Online
2016
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Namibia [electronic resource]: The Genocide of the II Reich

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Between 1904 and 1907, Germany has committed his first genocide in Namibia and has explicitly planned the extermination of two people : the Namas and the Hereros. Two-thirds of the Herero people and the half of the Nama people of the German colony were killed, many in concentration camps. Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. An groundbreaking documentary on the origins of the Holocaust in Germany's colonial Policy.
Online
2013
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The Last Hunters in Namibia

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In the arid Namib desert from Namibia, the San live as they have since a long time ago. According to their spirituality everything takes a value, a place to be and a reason to happen. Thanks to their wisdom, the San have learned to live in extreme conditions. They follow footsteps from antelopes, patiently spending long days chasing after the prey. Their lives evolve in these parameters, day to day, in the vast region of the Savanna. --
Online
2013
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The Himbas Are Shooting [electronic resource]

In Namibia, a group of Himbas men and women of all ages have decided to make a film showing who they are and what their life is like: incorporating key moments in their history, daily life, ceremonies and ancestral ties, the attractions and dangers of modernity, forced and chosen changes, etc. For the Himbas, a people of oral tradition, making a film about themselves will be a first. It will also share the adventure of men and women who are both anchored in tradition and turned towards the future, and who discover the pleasure of telling their story, acting and inventing with means that, until now, have only ever offered a superficial image of themselves.
Online
2012
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Namibia [electronic resource]: Deserts and Life

The Namib Desert means vast space and stretches for more than 1,000 miles along the western coast of Africa. Having endured arid conditions for 55-80 million years, it is also the oldest desert in the world. While the Namib is largely unpopulated by humans, animal and plant life abounds. Namib desert beetles, or fog beetles, thrive by taking advantage of the condensation from early morning fog to stay hydrated in this environment.
Online
2011
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Babies

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Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.
DVD
2010
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Milking the Rhino

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"A ferocious kill on the Serengeti; warnings about endangered species... These clichés of nature films ignore a key landscape feature: villagers just off-camera who endure the dangers and costs of living with wild animals. The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia's Himba -- two of earth's oldest cattle cultures -- are emerging from a century of 'white man's conservation,' which threw them off their lands, banned subsistence hunting and fueled resentment. They are discovering that earnings from wildlife tourism can rival the benefits of livestock. But change is not easy. Charting the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations, [this film] offers complex, intimate stories of Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation." -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Namibia [electronic resource]

This documentary studies the cultural landscape of Namibia through the lens of that country's television programming. TV shows include… School Grounds, Green Horizon, News Reports, One Against Crime, Religious Programs, Miss Namibia, Just Fabulous, The Ties that Bind.
Online
2009
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Cry of the Owl [electronic resource]

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In Namibia, in one of the most desolate regions of Africa, lives the Himba tribe, one of the last tribes trying to maintain a traditional way of life. Today the modern world is pressing in on them. Coupled with the real menace of HIV/AIDS, the Himba find their situation threatened from all sides. The film reveals the everyday lives of one family in an intimate manner. They open their home to us, and their hearts as well, as over the course of one year they share their innermost thoughts, desires and fears. Big Mama, the head of the clan, has been diagnosed with a life-threatening case of tuberculosis. She is hospitalized in the nearest town which is hundreds of miles away from the village. Without her presence, the clan finds it hard to cope. On top of their worries about losing her, [...]
Online
2007
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One Hundred Years of Silence [electronic resource]: The Germans in Namibia

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Documentary film about the near extermination of the Herero people of Namibia by German colonial soldiers in the first years of the 20th century. This history is told through the story of a young present-day Herero woman whose great-grandmother was raped by a German soldier, resulting in Georgina's light skin and eyes.
Online
2007
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Keep the Dance Alive: Que la Danse Continue

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"A unique voyage through the music, dance and spirit possession practices of the Ovahimba people of north- western Namibia and south-western Angola. Keep the Dance Alive features remarkable footage of how dance and spirit possession is integrated into everyday life from infancy to death"--Container.
Online
2007
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Northern Namibia, Africa [electronic resource]: Don't Forget Your Passport

Gordon Sivell camps out in northern Namibia along the border of southern Angola near Epupa Falls and visits a remote village to meet camera-shy Himba women, noted for the use of ochre paste to cover their skin and hair, while they tend their cattle. He also finds time for some white-water rafting as he journeys overland through one of the most desolate territories on the African Sub-Continent.
Online
2006
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Le Malentendu Colonial

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The filmmaker looks at European colonialism in Africa through the lens of Christian evangelism as the model for the relationship between Africa and western countries today. The history of German missionaries in Namibia in the 19th and 20th centuries is discussed by African and German historians and theologians, revealing how colonialism destroyed African beliefs and social systems and replaced them with European ones.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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House of Love

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This film explores the lives of sex-workers in the small Namibian harbor of Walvis Bay. The women are dependent for the business on the brief visits of foreign shipping trawlers. They give insights into the choices they have made and why they have made them. Their conflicts center around notions of love, sex, sin, and redemption, while the threat of HIV/AIDS exists only in the background.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Master Positive

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Master Positive tells the story of an HIV-positive Namibian coffin maker, Simon Elago. Follows Simon as he constructs a prototype papier-mache coffin and makes his first sale. Simon strives through humor and a positive outlook to overcome the social and personal consequences of the virus.; Not afraid tells the story of Cathy from Namibia, who is 36 and has four children. During her second marriage, she got pregnant four times but lost the baby on each occasion. During her fourth pregnancy she took an HIV test, and was told that she was HIV-positive as she was going into labor. Not only was she informed insensitively at an inappropriate moment with no counseling, she also received no special care for the delivery of her child. Born prematurely, her baby had to remain in hospital but d [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Last Year's Rain Fell on Monday

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This is a film about one of the driest countries on earth. Filmed in the deserts of Namibia where the temperature goes up to 110 degrees, it shows the harshness of life in this isolated but magnificent area. Water is one of the paramount issues of the next century. The people we meet in this film bring this problem to life. Unemployed Suro sees herself as a modern woman and dreams of having a swimming pool. Hermanus, with a small business and his roots in the desert tribe of Topnaars, sees opportunities in the bareness of the drought. The rainmaker, Werner, looks to the past when things were better. The goat farmer Thimoteus knows exactly when the happiest day of his life occurred: it was Monday, February 6th, last year when the rain fell for a whole day.
Online
1999
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The Ocre People [electronic resource]: Nomads of Namibia

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In the desert of Namibia, life has always been a harsh struggle enriched by a feeling of oneness with the land. The people of Ova Himba were cattle herders, who followed the rains and knew where to find water and vegetation. They migrated between their encampments, the women repairing the huts with cow dung. Chief Kamasuthu, his mother, children and three wives always lived in the manner prescribed by their ancestors. They ground ocre with butterfat and herbs and decorated their bodies with this deep-hued mixture. This honored the fine cattle of their ancient gods. The drought and the war in Angola forced them into shanty towns and took away their dignity. Their children grew scornful of the old ways. This ancient, nomadic tribe, which had been untouched by the 20th century, now face [...]
Online
1995
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The Ocre People [electronic resource]: Nomads of Namibia

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In the desert of Namibia, life has always been a harsh struggle enriched by a feeling of oneness with the land. The people of Ova Himba were cattle herders, who followed the rains and knew where to find water and vegetation. They migrated between their encampments, the women repairing the huts with cow dung. Chief Kamasuthu, his mother, children and three wives always lived in the manner prescribed by their ancestors. They ground ocre with butterfat and herbs and decorated their bodies with this deep-hued mixture. This honored the fine cattle of their ancient gods. The drought and the war in Angola forced them into shanty towns and took away their dignity. Their children grew scornful of the old ways. This ancient, nomadic tribe, which had been untouched by the 20th century, now face [...]
Online
1995