My Father’s Son (Namibia: 2010)


Joel Haikali


Producer: Joel Haikali

Screenplay: Joel Haikali


“My Father’s Son” is about a man named Ngilifa who returns to the rural village of Ovamboland after having just lived a prosperous, sophisticated life in the capital city of Windhoek.  Ngilifa and his wife find his younger brother who still lives in the Ovamboland that Ngilifa left over 21 years ago.  As they try to convince Ngilifa’s brother that the life he is living is not as good as that in the city lifestyle, the film negotiates the relation between the urban worlds of modern African countries in contrast with their rural, traditional roots.


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Mukaiwa, Martha. Joel Haikali Wins Big at the NFTASThe Namibian (Windhoek) 30 Nov. 2012

Chipepo, Melba. More Films at Namibia Film WeekNamibia Economist (Windhoek) 16 Nov. 2012

Kahuika, Tuwilica. Actress Poised To Take On New RolesNew Era Newspaper [Windhoek] 18 Nov. 2010


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