Friday, May 27, 2016

San Superhero /Gasa ... Linda de Jager

"If you love something you will not hurt it," says Linda de Jager on the iStart2 Show this week. 

"iStart2 stand up and share what I have to say" - Linda de Jager

We chatted to Linda - television producer, director and editor (ie Carte Blanche and Kyknet)  - about her contribution to creating a more sustainable world and her latest animation project about a San man, /Gasa. She creates visual stories with integrity, passion and courage - stories that will move you.

San man /Gasa, Namibia's first animated Superhero tells the story of conservation and wisdom messages from the past for the present generation. With his friend Mr Gecko his message resonates throughout Namibia as he visits and shares traditional stories.

"The San people are inspiring. They show us a connectedness to the land and to protect what you love. They understand community and the meaning of together," says Linda. This is a story of Namibian pride in the landscape, the picture perfect quiver trees and the animals roaming this beautiful land.

Linda extends her gratitude to the First National Bank Foundation, the Pupkewitz Foundation and the Namibia Film Commission who made this groundbreaking series possible.

To listen to the show and a unique track, Hambanathi by !Gubi, Dudu Majola and Pops Mohamed, just click play:

Thought of the Day:

The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn.
Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
  - From Sweet Darkness by David Whyte

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