Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation

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Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation
Directed byCharles Burnett
Produced byNamibian Film Commission
Pan Afrikan Center of Namibia
Screenplay byCharles Burnett
StarringCarl Lumbly
Danny Glover
Chrisjan Appollus
Lazarus Jacobs
Music byStephen James Taylor
CinematographyJohn Njaga Demps
Edited byEdwin Santiago
Release date
Running time
161 min.
United States

Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Lot Ipinge, the leader of the South West Africa People's Organisation and the first president of the Republic of Namibia. The film was written and directed by Charles Burnett and stars Carl Lumbly and Danny Glover.[1] The production was financed by the government of Namibia.[2] Music composed by Stephen James Taylor won the award for Best African Film at the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival where the film also won for Best Music Score and for Best Director.

The film's dialogue is in English, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, and German.[3][4]


  1. ^ "AML - support.gale". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ " - Transcripts". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. ^ [1], Lauren Wissot, "Slant Magazine", 7 April 2008,
  4. ^ Review: Namibia: The Struggle For Liberation, Robert Koehler, Variety, 29 June 2007.

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