Film screening: Baxu and the Giants

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Namibian short film 'Baxu and the Giants', telling the story of how Rhino poaching triggers social change in a village in Damaraland, seen through the eyes of a nine year old girl, will premiere this September. The film is directed and co-written by Florian Schott (‘Katutura’), co-written and co-produced by Girley Jazama (’The White Line’) and produced by Andrew Botelle ('The Power Stone’)”. It was commissioned by the Legal Assistance Centre with the aim of sensitising teenagers to the issue of poaching in Namibia. The producers craft an emotional story out of this difficult issue. According to statistics from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Namibian Black Rhino will go extinct by 2026 if wildlife poaching continues at its current rate. Director Florian Schott will represent the film and highlight the issue of poaching in Southern Africa at the film's World Premiere at the San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival in the United States on September 14.  The producers of the film are working on securing more festival screenings around the world as well as bringing the film to Namibian screens, schools and villages in North West Namibia. For more information about the film or screenings, visit and follow the film on Facebook ( and Instagram (@baxuandthegiants). Venue is DHPS Auditorium.

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Namibia Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS)