AFRIQUE, JE TE PLUMERAI… (AFRICA, I WILL FLEECE YOU)

Thirty years after Africa’s first independence movements, the end of the cold war and the dramatic political changes taking place around the world inspire a generation of Africans. These young people are also ready to break with the past. They denounce the one-party state and its attendant nepotism, corruption and economic failure. The film mixes past and present, establishing a cause and effect between yesterday’s colonial experience and today’s violence and corruption. AFRICA, I WILL FLEECE YOU… is a personal reflection on the means by which Africa may overcome its present difficulties. Journalists, writers and educators discuss the future. Written language, so often a tool of domination in the colonial past, is considered here as a liberating force.

Cameroon 1992
Regie: Jean-Marie Teno
88 min, Betacam SP, 4:3, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT

2003, Archive, Retrospektive, Showcase

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