BMZ, 45 min, 2016
“They always say a hungry man is an angry man. But how about the thirsty one?”
Eugenia Ndina Matheus
“We live in the North of Namibia, close to the border of Angola, in an area called Ohangwena. Kwanyama people have been living on this land for many generations and have always known how to find water in the dry season. But lately, things are changing. The air seems to be made of dust only. People and cattle often go thirsty.
This is a story about water.
And about what happens if it is gone.”
OMEVA is a documentary collaboration between professional filmmakers and five young people from Ohangwena, one of the most drought-ridden areas of Namibia. The film interweaves the young filmmakers’ personal experiences with stories of water from their community. – A rare glimpse at life in an increasingly dry part of the world told by those living in it every day.
This film was made within the Namibia Youth Film Project.