Boma-Tervuren, the Journey

Boma-Tervuren, the Journey

法蘭西斯.都亞當Francis DUJARDIN
1999
  • Belgium
54min
Colour
  • Video

Boma-Tervuren, the Journey

Synopsis

The extraordinary and tragic saga of 267 Congolese brought to Brussels for the 1897 World’s Fair. After some four months of travel to Belgium, they are exhibited before a million visitors. Subjected to the crushing gaze of ” Whites” and the cold climate, many fell ill and died. The dead were hastily dispatched in a common grave and sparked a fierce debate in Belgian society. One hundred years later, Congolese compatriots returned to the scene of these events and began to question the ”Whites” of today on the incredible story of the “human zoo”.

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Francis DUJARDIN