Shake your brains / Kurakurisa Ouruvi
Written by Siyolwe, Wabei
| Author: Siyolwe, Wabei |
KURAKURISA OURUVI / SHAKE YOUR BRAINS is a film about alcohol abuse in the Kunene North Region, north-western Namibia. Rina SHERMAN explored the universe of alcohol abuse in this Region where she has, for the past three years, been directing THE HIMBA YEARS, a multi-disciplinary research
programme aimed at creating a living trace of Ovahimba cultural heritage.
Ovahimba, Ovadhimba, OvahereroS women, men and children, some of who have never been filmed before, deliver testimonies regarding the destructive
role of alcohol in their homes, families and communities. Their frank and lucid words often border on the tragicS in a region where pastoralists still live from livestock in relative independence.
The film SHAKE YOUR BRAINS / KURAKURISA OURUVI was produced on request of members of the community of the Kunene north Region of Namibia. It was made within the context of the community development action of THE HIMBA YEARS project.The film is to serve as an instruction tool in the educational programmes run by government and NGO institutions in Namibia.
The film is available VHS PAL (other formats on demand) in the original English and Otjiherero version with English sub-titles. 200N$ or 200 FF, packaging and shipping excluded.
Orders to be addressed to:
LOW TECH FILM ART
C/O French Embassy
P. B. 20484
Tel. / Fax: + 264 61 27 15 69
KURAKURISA OURUVI / SHAKE YOUR BRAINS
Title : KURAKURISA OURUVI / SHAKE YOUR BRAINS
Otjiherero : KURAKURISA OURUVI
English : SHAKE YOUR BRAINS
Director : Rina SHERMAN
Image, sound, editing : Rina SHERMAN
Producer : Rina SHERMAN
Duration : 52 minutes
Format : Digital Video
Post-production : BetaSP
Original version : English and Otjiherero
Sub-titles : English
Production : Low Tech Film Art / Art Cinematographique Artisanal Namibie / France
In co-production with : Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)
With the participation of : Northern Livestock Development Programme (NOLIDEP)
With the support of : Ministry of Health and Social Services (Namibia)