Perivi Katjavivi


Namibian-British filmmaker and lecturer, Perivi holds a BA in Cinema from Columbia College, Hollywood in Los Angeles, and an MA in African Cinema from UCT.

His groundbreaking thesis focused on the contribution of Namibian cinema to a new post-colonial identity in Namibia. Currently a lecturer in Information & Communication Studies at the University of Namibia and a part-time PhD candidate in History at the University of the Western Cape.

Perivi is an accomplished filmmaker, with his latest work, Under the Hanging Tree premiering at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and becoming Namibia’s first-ever submission to the Academy Awards in the Best International Feature category 2024.


Emoyeni: Nsanguluko


Under the Hanging Tree

(World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2023. Namibia’s official submission to the 2024 Academy Awards)

Film Festival Film

(World Premiere: Berlinale, Germany, 2019; Cambridge Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival)

The Unseen

(World Premiere at Pan African Film Festival, LA; Winner, Best Film at Innsbruck Film Festival, Nominated for 7 Namibian Film Awards)

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