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Dead River



Namibia, 2012, HD - Color - 34

DIRECTED BY:
Tim Huebschle

CAST:
Christin Meinecke-Mareka, Jens Schneider, Jade Coury

SCREENPLAY:
Tim Huebschle

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Frederik Füssel

EDITING:
Haiko Boldt

MUSIC:
Alessandro Alessandroni

SOUND:
David Benadé

PRODUCER:
Marinda Stein

PRODUCTION:
Collective Productions

WORLD SALES:
Collective Productions

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Set during Apartheid in Namibia, ‘Dead River’ follows the unlikely friendship of a farm worker’s son and the farmer’s daughter. David and Lisa meet through the melodies she plays on her flute and he whistles. Lisa’s disgruntled father outlaws the friendship and sends his daughter to the hostel. Before the end of Apartheid, Lisa returns to the farm as a young woman and meets David again. Events take a turn for the worse and Lisa sees no other option than to flee the country. Many years later Lisa returns. She is here to face her past and to visit the graves at Dead River.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Tim Huebschle was born on the 24th May 1978 in Reutlingen, Germany. Tim's family moved to Namibia when he was five years old. He absolved his schooling in Windhoek and went on to study English & German Literature (including Film Theory) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Through his studies in film theory, he discovered film.Since 2001 Tim has directed various short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. Currently Tim is working on his first feature film, entitled 'Land of the Brave'.

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