Africa, I Will Fleece You

Synopsis

An experimental journey which, through a first-person lens and the director’s commentary, immerses the viewer in the complexities of colonialism and its aftermath, the consequences of which continue to be felt today. This documentary begins with the 1990 publication of an open letter to President Biya calling for a national conference - and the immediate arrest of the letter's author and publisher. The narration then examines the nation's colonial history, beginning with the first German missionary in 1901, the establishment of schools, French occupation following World War I, the paucity of books written by and published by Cameroonians, and the repression of the CPU, a leftist organization of the 1950s and 1960s

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Showtimes

NEW YORK (Brooklyn) - May 30 at 7:30pm - UnionDocs