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Le Malentendu Colonial (A Colonial Misunderstanding) (2004)
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Le Malentendu Colonial (A Colonial Misunderstanding) (2004)

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Created: 11th Jun 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
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Jean-Marie Teno

Le Malentendu Colonial (A Colonial Misunderstanding) (2004)

2004. 73 minutes. Mozambique. A film by Jean-Marie Teno. Documentary

The filmmaker looks at European colonialism in Africa through the lens of Christian evangelism as the model for the relationship between Africa and western countries today. The history of German missionaries in Namibia in the 19th and 20th centuries is discussed by African and German historians and theologians, revealing how colonialism destroyed African beliefs and social systems and replaced them with European ones.

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