Tag Archives: Africa
Les statues meurent aussi (1953) Directors: Chris Marker, Alain Resnais Runtime: 30 min The narrator says in the opening sequence: “When men die, they become history. Once statues die, they become art. This botany of death is what we call culture.” This documentary makes an excellent analysis of the cold cruelty by which colonialism and […]
The Constant Gardener (2005) Director: Fernando Meirelles Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz Runtime: 129 min A British diplomat tries to discover what is behind the murder of his beloved wife, an activist found dead in a remote area of Northern Kenya. As the yarn slowly unravels, it turns out that she was killed in an […]
Racism: A History (TV mini-series 2007) Director: Paul Tickell Runtime: 3 x 59 min An excellent overview of the history of racism from its origins to the present day, through the development of colonialism, the abolition of slavery, imperialism, various racial theories, eugenics, monstrous exploitation and genocide around the world. Solid and informative.