Finland helps share memories of Namibia's liberation struggle

18 Dec 2014 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 18 DEC (NAMPA) - Finnish Ambassador to Namibia, Anne Saloranta said the “Paths to Freedom” film portrays Namibia’s long and winding road to freedom.
She said this during the handing over of 1 200 copies of the film from her office to the Ministry of Education here on Thursday.
The two-hour film covers an important period in Namibia’s history, her path to national consciousness, and her formation.
These 1 200 digital video discs (DVDs) will be distributed to Namibian schools.
“We considered the project and its outcome as our modest contribution to the people of Namibia,” she said.
The film has already been shown at various gatherings and places, and also on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) television on Heroes’ Day in August this year.
The purpose of the film is to portray and share the memories of the early phases of Namibia’s liberation struggle.
The Embassy of Finland funded the film’s production, specifically because of the film’s scope and focus on Namibia’s history.
It was created by “On Land Productions” directed by Richard Pakleppa, and was officially launched by His Excellency President Hifikepunye Pohamba in July 2014.
The film features among others Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Founding President Sam Nujoma, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Mzee Kaukungwa, Helao Shityuwete, John Nankudthu, Kambo Shixungileneni, Ben Amathila, Gerson Veii, Lahya Iyambo, Priskilia TUhadeleni, Justina Amalwa and many others.
Some have these leaders passed away before and after Namibia’s independence in 1990.