From ‘Mad Max’ to sitcoms: Namibia’s flourishing media industry
12:11 PM EST, Mon February 22, 2016
Namibia has offered a backdrop for numerous big budget foreign films, including the likes of "Mad Max: Fury Road" which starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
Bleak beauty —
The barren landscape of the Namib Desert offered a spectacular setting for the Dystopian action movie.
George Miller (right), director of "Mad Max: Fury Road" on set in Namibia.
Namibia's own film industry hasn't been as successful in producing feature length pictures.
Hear the dunes roar —
Since it gained independence from South Africa in 1990, only one native feature film has been made in Namibia.
The head of the country's state broadcaster is looking to change that and create more locally made films and television programs.
Dreamers is a new TV drama series depicting a typical Namibian family in the country's capital, Windhoek.
Morbid remains —
Namibia is a small country with a population of just 2 million. And while it's media industry is still young, it's rich and varied landscape ensure its easy to see why foreign filmmakers are attracted to its shores.
Sandy grave —
The Namib Desert which runs along the nation's western flank offers spectacular scenery as well as a some interesting nature and sights.
Parched territory —
Skeleton Coast animals rely on special techniques to obtain moisture. Jackals lick humidity from stones; beetles channel droplets along their backs and into their mouths.
Directors of the Dreamers series cut together scenes for the native Namibian television program.