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Two Namibian films score nods in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

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MultiChoice Namibia recently announced that the Namibian films ‘The White Line’ and ‘Hairareb’ have been nominated for awards in the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs).The awards recognise outstanding achievements in television and film on an …

MultiChoice Namibia recently announced that the Namibian films ‘The White Line’ and ‘Hairareb’ have been nominated for awards in the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

The awards recognise outstanding achievements in television and film on an annual basis and were first held in 2013.

This year’s event takes place on 14 May 2022.

MultiChoice Namibia Managing Director Roger Gertze in a statement said ‘The White Line’ has been nominated for Best Soundtrack - Movie or TV Series and Best Lighting Designer in a Movie or TV Series, while ‘Hairareb’ has been nominated for Best Movie (Southern Africa).

“As Africa's most beloved storyteller, MultiChoice Namibia aims to shine a light on local content and showcase the best of what Namibia has to offer the world. We congratulate the teams of ‘The White Line’ and ‘Hairareb’ on their significant contributions to the African film industry and wish them the best of luck,” he said.

In an interview with Nampa on Friday, ‘White Line’ scriptwriter Micheal Pulse said the nomination is a huge honour for him and the entire film crew. He said the nomination shows how much Namibians and Africans appreciated the work and effort that went into making the film.

Pulse went on to say the film’s soundtrack was written with the intention of fully expressing the message for which the film was created.

“For the most part, the music part of any film is sometimes overlooked or not a lot of attention is placed on the effort that goes into producing the soundtrack, so to get this type of reaction for our soundtrack feels pretty incredible,” he said.

In a separate interview, ‘Hairareb’ film producer Dantagos Jimmy-Melani stated that the team that made the film possible had a very small budget and never imagined that it would receive the type of attention that it has received since the film’s premiere.

She stated that the goal was to make the best film possible with the limited resources available.

“This nomination, as well as all of the other attention the film has received, is the result of the passion and love that went into the project. Now is the time for Namibia’s corporate sector to take a look at the creative industry. We have the talent, the potential, and the ability to present Namibia at its best,” she stated.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency