THE COLONIAL MISUNDERSTANDING

LE MALENTENDU COLONIAL

LES FILMS DU RAPHIA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2004


    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • CAMEROON, FRANCE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Marie TENO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Marie TENO
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean-Marie TENO, Bärbel MAUCH
    • Synopsis
    • The Colonial Misunderstanding, a first person documentary by Jean-Marie Teno, is a journey through history that brings to light the complex and problematic relationship between colonization and European missionaries on the African continent. In the 19th century, shifting between cynicism and altruism, the European colonial powers and the Church both set out on the 'civilising mission'. Through an examination of the work of German missionary societies in Africa whose vocation was to bring Christianity, and by extension, European culture and European rule, to the heathens, Jean Marie Teno reveals The Colonial Misunderstanding.
    • Partners & financing
    • Les Films du Raphia and Bärbel Mauch film
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