WINDHOEK- The first inaugural event of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Namibia’s inaugural event is Film Festival here on August from 4 – 10.
The festival launches on Saturday, August 4, at the Diogo Cão Centre with the Portuguese film Hope is where you least expect to find it by Joaquim Leitão, preceded by opening remarks of the EU Head of Delegation, Ambassador Raul Fuentes Milani, EUNIC Deputy President Laure Brunel and the Portuguese Ambassador, Helena Paiva, and a reception with refreshments and snacks.
After that, there will be two screenings per night from Monday to Friday.
Venues for the festival will be the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), the Goethe Centre Windhoek and the Portuguese Language Centre Diogo Cão, based at the Windhoek International School. Entre to all screenings are free.
This year’s festival is themed Somewhere Else: Searching for a Home. Representatives from 12 European countries selected their best feature or documentary films on the topic of integration. The festival’s aim is to also improve the visibility of non-resident European embassies and provide them with the opportunity to represent their country and culture to the Namibian people.
EUNIC is a collaborative cultural network of National Institutes for Culture from EU member states, which engages in the promotion of European cultural diversity. The EUNIC cluster in Namibia was founded at the end of last year. EUNIC Namibia is made up of the following members: Alliance Française de la Côte & Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, British Council, Goethe Centre/NaDS, Instituto-Camões / Diogo Cão Centre; the Finnish Embassy, the French Embassy, the German Embassy, the Spanish Embassy, the Portuguese Embassy and the British High Commission. The EU Delegation holds observer status.