Afrique 50 (1950)

Africa 50

Historical / 17m / Short / Documentary

Synopsis

In his third year of film school study in Paris, 21-year-old René Vautier was commissioned by the French Board of Education to make a film about the daily lives of villagers in French (colonial) West Africa. Intended to show the ‘benefits’ of empire, Vautier instead made the first French anti-colonial film, exposing the brutalities of the French military.

Directed by René Vautier

Info

Languages
French
English Subtitles
Location
Ivory Coast, Niger
Produced
Ivory Coast, Niger
Regions
West Africa
Afrique 50