May 21, 2007

NEWS / PROJECTS: Children's Film Shot on Location (NAMIBIA / GERMANY / POLAND)

Namibia: Children's Film Shot on Location


During the first two weeks of April, a group of Namibian, German and Polish students based themselves at Baumgartsbruhn, a primary school just outside Windhoek, to work on a very unique project producing a short feature film for children.

The film is based on a Polish children's book and chronicles the adventures of two very naughty school boys, who eventually set out to steal the moon because they believe they can become rich.

The film project is part of a cross-culture youth project, letting young people from different countries learn from each other - said Janusz Hamerski, screenplay-writer and director, a Polish national, in an ART/Life interview.

"In 2006 we had the idea of filming a story based on the Polish children's book 'Von Zweien, die den Mond stibitzen wollen' - loosely translated this means 'About two people who wanted to steal the moon' with Namibian pupils," he said.

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