• Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation

    2007. Namibia. Charles Burnett. 161 min.

Introduced by Charles Burnett

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation

    2007. Namibia. Written and directed by Charles Burnett. Produced by the Namibia Film Commission and the Pan Afrikan Center of Namibia. With Carl Lumbly, Danny Glover. This widescreen epic chronicles the rise of Sam Nujoma (Lumbly) to the head of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) in the fight to end the South African occupation of Namibia, and his subsequent election as the first president of the independent country. This David Lean–esque epic, beautifully photographed on location, showed that Burnett could translate his values and obsessions to a much broader canvas when given the opportunity. In English, several other languages; English subtitles. 161 min.

In the Film exhibition Charles Burnett: The Power to Endure

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