‘Kapana’ follows the story of George, insurance broker, openly gay, with a supportive family and friends and his meeting with Simeon, a kapana seller (kapana is the local name for barbecued meat) who doesn’t want to accept he is gay and cannot imagine a place where he could be happy having a relationship with a man.
It is a film about love and life in a country where such love is forbidden. It is a romance and we hope the film will help trigger discussions around the need to decriminalise such relationships. In Namibia, sodomy is still a crime. As a result, gay relationships are stigmatized against. This is made worse when the person is also living with HIV. As George and Simeon navigates through their feelings and secrets, the question soon becomes: can love conquers all?
‘Kapana’ is the first Namibian positive gay love story. Winner Best Narrative Feature (DC Black Film Festival, USA 2021), winner Best International Feature (PRIDE queer film festival, Australia 2021)