Two teenage girls from a traditional village in Namibia think differently about their future. Nana wants to continue her tough, simple life in the tribe, while Gaja dreams of a future in the city.
Teenage girls Nana and Gaja live in northern Namibia, in Kaokoland. Their tribe lives in barren conditions in an arid landscape. Traditional clothing and ancient traditions are considered of paramount importance. But the modern era has arrived here, too, exemplified by photographing tourists and numerous tribe members who move to the city. The two friends see different futures for themselves. Nana wants to tend goats, start a family and faithfully wait for her father to return from the city. Nana: 'Here in the village I can become a woman. I don't have to do anything for it, it just happens. I only have to wait.' Gaja wants to become happy in the city. And become a nurse, or a saleswoman. It seems to be really easy over there; becoming happy. Gaja: 'The city is like the rest of the world. The people that go there stay there. In the city, I can be whatever I want.' While we follow the girls and the villagers in their daily lives, Gaja and Nana poetically describe their future and their ideas of happiness.

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Auvimedia
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Auvimedia

Title: Far Away Future
Year: 2008
Duration : 34 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2008

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