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Togoland Projections

Written and directed by Jürgen ELLINGHAUS 

Documentary • 93 mn • 202

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Following in the footsteps of the Hamburg film director Hans Schomburgk who travelled through the German colony of Togo from Lomé to the north with his companion and actress Meg Gehrts in 1913, Jürgen Ellinghaus screens the footage shot then at its locations in modern-day Togo. Schomburgk’s affirmative images show slave labour, humiliation and the arrogance of the colonial power. The material is contrasted by Gehrts’ romanticising diary entries and other colonial reports which often testify to a horrifying coldness.

Produced by
Les Films de l’œil sauvage (France)

In coproduction with

Maxim Film (Germany)

Universal Grace Production (Togo)

Vosges TV (France)

With the support of

CNC - Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation Audiovisuelle, Fonds de Soutien Audiovisuel

Région Sud




Prix du Scénario des Rencontres du Festival de Blois

International sales

Andana Films

Festivalsand awards

DOK. Leipzig

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