Baxu And Giants To Hit International And Local Screens

The award winning movie has won several international awards

By  | May 19, 2020, 02:11 PM  | Camilla Jo-Ann Daries  | Drama

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Namibian award-winning short film Baxu and the Giants is set to air locally and internationally.


The film which tells a story of how Rhino poaching triggers a social change in a village in Damaraland has been making great strides recently. One of the main characters Camilla Jo-Ann Daries plays an important role in executing the storyline.
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The film is set to screen in Namibia and various villages as well as prestigious festivals across the globe. The film was commission by the Legal Assistance Center to create awareness about Rhino Poaching in Namibia.
 
It is produced by Andrew Botelle ('The Power Stone', 1999) who has crafted an emotional story out of this difficult issue. “With 'Baxu and the Giants', we want our audiences to realize that by committing a wildlife crime, we are stealing from ourselves and giving to the greedy something that is precious.

Baxu's message is a strong and inspiring one – it shows that poverty should never be used as an excuse to commit wildlife crime,” said Willem Odendaal from the LAC.
 
The film premiered in 9 countries and has bagged international awards for Best Foreign Narrative at the San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival, three Namibian Theatre- and Film Awards including Best Female Actor for 10-year-old Camilla Jo-Ann Daries , two international Cinematography Awards and two Awards at the Knysna Film Festival in South Africa.

International Festivals where ‘Baxu and the Giants’ will be screening in the coming two months include the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Toronto Black Film Festival, the Children’s Film Festival Seattle and the RapidLion International Film Festival in South Africa.
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