We all have those days when you just want to sit and watch YouTube videos. Those days you don’t have the energy or time to watch full length feature films. You are merely looking for a quick dose of culture you can watch on your phone in a quiet moment. Then you think ‘ah, what about a Namibian movie?’ Then you go on YouTube and there are a lot distractions and bad short films. I know, it sucks. That’s why I listed just a few of my favorite Namibian short films from YouTube for your enjoyment.

In no particular order, check them out:

Looking For Iilonga

Simon’s wife borrowed money from a loan shark. Now Simon has to pay back the debt.
​He leaves his rural home to find work in the ruthless city. (Length: 17 mins 42 secs)

Orange Juice

A story of love and betrayal (Length: 8 mins 25 secs)

Where There’s Smoke

An ex-gunman is sent to rescue a hostage from a dangerous criminal but unknown to him he gets followed by a mysterious man. (Length: 10mins 17secs)

Everything Happens for a Reason

The film follows a man whose girlfriend is leaving him, there is a strange man following and threatening him and his phone gets stolen. He tries to make things right but whatever he does he seems to be getting into more and more trouble. His actions take him to the Christus Kirche overlooking Windhoek, where he faces all his new enemies. When the police arrive at the scene he seems to be saved – or is he? (Length: 14mins 32secs)

Tjiraa

This film explores the balancing act of two worlds. Vezuva returns home to find she is expected to marry her cousin. She is familiar with the custom, but would like a compromise, as she loves someone else. (Length: 18mins)