Kapana

  • Feature Film
  • Namibia

Description

‘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)

Title Kapana
Director Philippe Talavera
Genre Feature Film Drama
Release Date 08.12.2021
Country
  • Namibia
Length 60 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • Afrikaans
  • English
Subtitles
  • English
Color Format
  • Color

Credits

Crew

Director
Philippe Talavera
Camera
Kit Hoffmann
Sound Design
Jacques Hoabeb
Editing
Haiko Boldt
Screenwriter
Mikiros Garoes Senga Brockerhoff
Producer
Philippe Talavera
Music
Micheal Pulse Ponti Dikuua

Cast

Mikiros Garoes (Frieda)
Main Character
Adriano Visagie (George)
Main Character
Simon Hanga (Simeon)
Main Character

Distribution

Producer

Ombetja Yehinga Organisation
4 Babie Street, Suiderhof, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 (0) 61 254 915

philippe@ombetja.org
https://www.ombetja.org/

Social

Philippe Talavera

  • Director
  • Namibia
Born in France, Philippe Talavera moved to Namibia in 1997 where he still lives. He established in 2001 the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO), a Namibian Trust aiming at creating social awareness using the Arts. He also established in 2009 the OYO dance troupe for whom he is also the lead …

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