A Fire in Africa (1989)

The OvaHimba tribe of the Namib desert, descendants of the Ancient Egyptians from the era of Queen Nefertiti, and once the richest nomadic tribe in Africa, find themselves on the brink of ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerhard Uys

Writer:

Emil Kolbe (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Eddie Dorey Eddie Dorey ... (as Eddie Dorey)
Rod Alexander Rod Alexander ... Sensei Orlog
Paulus Masuku Paulus Masuku ... Omurue
Japan Mthembu Japan Mthembu ... Omusuverua
Ngeendepi Muharukua Ngeendepi Muharukua ... Chief Nguzu
Karekare Muharukua Karekare Muharukua ... Kaazemua
Albert Brelage Albert Brelage ... USA Team Captain
Malcolm Gooding Malcolm Gooding ... USA TV Commentating
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Storyline

The OvaHimba tribe of the Namib desert, descendants of the Ancient Egyptians from the era of Queen Nefertiti, and once the richest nomadic tribe in Africa, find themselves on the brink of extinction. Trapped in the 1904 Herero-Nama war, they flee and settle in the godforsaken wastes of Kaokoland. Weary of the name 'OvaHimba' - which means 'beggars' - Chief Nguzu has a strategy for resolving their plight. Written by Gerhard Uys

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1989 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Digital)

Color:

Color
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Malcolm: My father once said that most people often in their life-time accomplish great things but seldom get the recognition they deserve.
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