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Bwana Kitoko

Tuesday, October 21st, 7:30PM

Dir. André Cauvin
1955, 80 min.

In 1955, just five years before Congolese independence, King Baudouin of Belgium paid his first visit to his nation's prized colony. Belgian filmmaker André Cauvin was enlisted to document the trip, and from this material created Bwana Kitoko (translated from Swahili as "Handsome Man"), a propaganda film that is at once a naked portrayal of colonial exploitation, and a valuable source of insight into the forces that have shaped life in Congo today.

Followed by post-screening discussion with guests TBA

Earlier Event: October 20
Forest of the Dancing Spirits
Later Event: October 22
Rumble in the Jungle