Nambana Sound Company: 12 musicians and singers from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Switzerland and Russia go on tour together. Twelve different dreams on the way to a country that, like the newly founded ensemble, has to re-invent itself from scratch: Namibia, formerly German Southwest Africa. The communal quest for the deeper sources of music progressively metamorphoses into individual borderline experiences, above all through the encounter with groups of local musicians in remote provinces - euphoric, sad, intense encounters... Namibia Crossings is a journey through a country of archaic beauty, full of bizarre contrasts and contradictions - a constant echo to the polyphony of the mental landscapes created by the highs and lows of our ensemble. (CW)

Filmmaker
Peter Liechti
Country
Switzerland, Germany
Year
2004
Medium
35mm
Length
92’
Language
German
Producer
Franziska Reck, Brigitte Schrödter
Production Company
Reck Filmproduktion, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Sales
Reck Filmproduktion
Writer
Peter Liechti
Cinematography
Peter Guyer, Peter Liechti
Editor
Lorendana Cristelli
Sound Design
Dieter Meyer
Music
Hambana Sound Company
Website
https://peterliechti.ch