The Fire, a Fowl and an (Un)Forgotten Past – Togoland –

in 2018 Competition

Documentary Films

Documentary, Short | France (English) | 2017 | 13 min
  • Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Rémi Jennequin
  • Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Rémi Jennequin Saliou Nassirou Jürgen Ellinghaus David Bonnefoy

Present-day glimpses of a journey into the past: from 1884 to 1914, a small belt of land between the British Gold Coast Colony and French-governed Dahomey was part of the German colonial empire. "Togoland", the later Togo and the eastern part of today's Ghana, experienced the first German capitulation in the early days of WWI. European rule left its marks on people's minds, even more than a century after the forced pull-out of one of the major European players in the competitive "great colonial game" and more than half a century after the African Independences...


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