25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Rob Lemkin
original title: African Apocalypse
country: United Kingdom
running time: 88 min.
synopsisEven though Joseph Conrad’s legendary novella Heart of Darkness is admitted fiction, it is nothing short of reality. A British university student of Nigerian origin sets out to retrace Captain Voulet’s deadly military mission to the area of today’s Niger. At the time when Conrad’s gloomy literary vision of a white man falling victim to his megalomaniac frenzy deep in the backwoods of Africa was issued as a magazine serial story, the colonial ambitions of his country led a French officer to wreak havoc in the heart of the black continent, the consequences of which the local population is facing until this day.
„We wanted to find a universal way into the subject of Colonial history and the idea that it continues until now.“ (Rob Lemkin)
biographyRob Lemkin is a British filmmaker and independent documentarist. He has produced and directed over 50 documentaries and programmes for BBC, Channel 4, or ITV. In the Czech Republic, he is known for his documentary Enemies of the People (2009) exposing the terrible consequences of the Khmer Rouge rule.
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|producer:||Rob Lemkin, Geoff Arbourne, David Upshal|
|script:||Rob Lemkin, Femi Nylander|