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Christopher Nicholson
2022, Norway, 25 min

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A family in the West African republic of Benin tells their version of their ancestors’ first encounter with Europeans—to a European film crew: How the hunter Kpatè first eyed a Portuguese ship off the Atlantic coast in 1548, and how he induced them to make landfall. We are allowed a peek into how this encounter is still remembered, ritually, and get to hear some perhaps astonishing views on this turning point in history. But do all the claims about the historic event bear a closer look? To which degree can we trust the filmmaker’s white gaze? And how do the characters and the film crew relate to one another, 500 years after the onset of the Atlantic Slave Trade, colonialism and globalism? This short documentary gives a glimpse into the way in which history is storytelling, and how pride and conscience may affect collective memories.
Runtime
25 min
Year
2022
Country
Norway
Language
Fon
C S NicholsonAPSELUTELY FⱯKT Films
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Another runtime available: 24 min. 59. sec.

Festival Screenings
  • Mirage—Art of the Real Filmfestival 2022, Norway, 2022, Norwegian Short Film Programme
  • 35th Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway, 2023, Norwegian + Nordic Competitions
C S NicholsonAPSELUTELY FⱯKT Filmsnicholson.christopher@gmail.com+4741060924
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