Toivo, Child of Hope, 1989

1989, 30 minutes.

Andimba Toivo-ya-Toivo was one of the first Namibians to organize against apartheid South Africa’s occupation of his country.

He was arrested, in 1963, tortured and spent nearly 20 years on Robben Island, in the company of Nelson Mandela and other South African freedom fighters.

With my friend Magnus Isacsson as Director, I went to Namibia as Toivo returned home after all these years, and Namibia is on the cusp of independence, after a long and bloody liberation war. It’s a tense, explosive place, and emotions run high all around.

5 Responses to “Toivo, Child of Hope, 1989”

  1. priscilla May 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Comrade YaToivo, among those one you set as a good example, U are true leader, which made u my role model! Its so amazing to have such people as u! Long live tatekulu!

  2. Timoteus Nuugulu Kuunda May 16, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    long live Tatekulu

  3. Veiyo Listo T May 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Long live to a true hero of the Namibian nation. Wish he could get a decent recognition he deserves.

  4. Eliaser Ndeyanale July 24, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    Long live

  5. Luyanda December 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    I was born on the 22 August which means I share the same date with my struggle hero, who has not been a power monger and African Giant. I w’d love to see his video.

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