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Saturday 16th July 2022

African Apocalypse | Film and Panel Discussion

— Arnolfini
British Nigerian activist Femi Nylander brings attention to the forgotten victims of colonial atrocity in a new film, ‘African Apocalypse’,
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“Courageous documentary portrait of Western colonial atrocities in Niger and beyond. African Apocalypse sees poet Femi Nylander trace the facts behind the deranged, bloody rampage of a French military captain - the supposed historical basis for Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.”
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A film by Rob Lemkin, featuring Femi Nylander. Music by Tunde Jegede and Sunara Begum.

‘A people’s history of colonialism in the form of an epic journey.’

The UK Premiere of the Hausa Dub (with English subtitles).

British Nigerian activist Femi Nylander brings attention to the forgotten victims of colonial atrocity in a new film, ‘African Apocalypse’, from award-winning director Rob Lemkin.

Armed with a copy of Joseph Conrad’s controversial classic Heart of Darkness (1899), Nylander goes in search of the legacy of colonial horror in West Africa and unearths its shocking reality. ‘African Apocalypse’ follows the trail of a 19th century French colonial military commander who burned his way across the continent. Tens of thousands were massacred in the name of imperial domination. With communities devastated by a century-old atrocity now speaking out for the first time, Nylander begins to question his own sense of responsibility.

Raising questions about racism, colonial histories and ongoing legacies, ‘African Apocalypse’ speaks to the movements for decolonisation and Black Lives Matter.

Co-hosted by Migration Mobilities Bristol, Perivoli Africa Research Centre and Department of Film and Television (University of Bristol) with Afrika Eye.

All income from ticket sales will go to the Sanctuary Scholars Legal Fund to help pay for legal costs for University of Bristol Sanctuary Scholars.

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Femi Nylander
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