African Mirror

Switzerland / 2019 / 84 minutes / NR

For decades, famous Swiss traveler, photographer and filmmaker René Gardi (1909-2000) recorded in his archives a distorted image of the African continent and its inhabitants. Here’s a documentary that reveals how visual representation and the production of racial stereotypes can serve as a form of colonialism, a mirror that reflects back to those who look into it a twisted image

Mischa Hedinger
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