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The African and especially Namibian film industries need deliberate investments from governments and the corporate world to empower local filmmakers.

Those involved in creating the Pan-African film Skeleton Coast believe that Africans must tell their own stories to improve their representation in the media.

Namibian Director and Content Creator Maria Nepembe, who has further experience as an actor in the Nigerian film industry, was the first Assistant Director for the project.

Producer Rogers Ofime, whose career in the film industry spans 25 years, says there is a lack of support for filmmakers.

Namibian actor Armas Shivute Armas, who has a role in the film, cited the nbc/Multichoice Mukorob project as an example of how young filmmakers can be emancipated through investment.

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Renate Rengura