New Era (Windhoek)

15 February 2013

Namibia: The Film Uuyuni Uukwanampinyuka Launches in Okahao End February

Okahao — Comfortable Zone Entertainment launch its first ever Oshiwambo film titled Uuyuni Uukwanampinyuka on February 27 in Okahao.

Uuyuni Uukwanapwinyuka is an Oshiwambo proverb that means "The world is changeable". The short film concerns how the life of two learners, Kakwaya and Tumbekutu, changed after 25 years. Hashipala Festus known as Kakwaya in the film is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Comfortable Zone Entertainment and the main actor in the film as well as the Executive Producer.

Uuyuni Ukwanampinyuka film is directed by Indongo Itatu of Blessed Sound Production with assistance from Chikiza Media Group and proudly sponsored by Okahao Town Council. Hashipala who was born on March 9, 1987, in the small Onekwaya-Olyamunyandi village in the northern part of the country, attended his school at Etalaleko Secondary School, Okahao circuit, in the Omusati Region.

In the film, Kakwaya is from a wealthy family and his father a well-recognised businessman in the community. He always makes sure that his son is provided with everything he wants. This includes N$500 for lunch each day he attends his classes. Spoilt as he may, Kakwaya starts to misbehave showing-off towards his teachers and fellow learners.

Kakwaya is in the same class with Tumbekutu (Meal bag Carrier). Tumbekutu is from a poor family and he survives from eating palm fruits (Eendunga) for lunch. He is a good boy with good manners both at home and at school. Kakwaya treats Tumbekutu badly at school, apparently because of his poor background. Tumbekutu ignores all the challenges and focuses on his study. He believes that "God is for all and not only for Kakwaya and his family".

Tumbekutu completes his Grade 12 with flying marks, an As while Kakwaya is ungraded in all subjects, getting Us in all of them. After some years, Tumbekutu becomes a successful person in life. After school Kakwaya's behaviour gets worse even towards his parents. As a result he is kicked out of the house by his father and his life became unbearable.

"In this film, I tried to give out a strong message to parents that giving thousands of money to your child while he/she is at school is not love but you are destroying a child's life". You must give but a limited amount," explains Hashipala.

"Since we received positive reactions from the public that this movie is needed in the society due it is constructive influence and good message, we are advising all members of public to watch Uuyuni Ukwanampinyuka," he adds.

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