Restitution ? Africa’s Fight for it’s Art

  • Completed

  • Direction

    Nora Philippe
  • Production

  • Coproduction

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A unique art-history saga, this film recounts the troubling story of the African artwork that fills European museums, and whose return is now being demanded by their countries of origin. Snatched up like trophies by colonizers, the works fertilized European art before acquiring recognition as universal masterpieces in their own right. But in Africa, their absence is still traumatic. Through the burning question of their possible restitution, the film invites us to reconsider both our cultural heritage and museums’ role in reinventing our relationship with Africa.

    • Available versions

      French, English
    • Cast

      Featuring: Bénédicte Savoy, Felwine Sarr, Hamady Bocoum, Kader Attia, Yala Kisukidi, Silvie Memel Kassi, Aïssata Tall Sall, Gabin Djimassé, Olabiyi Yaï, Vincent Négri, Nanette Snoep, Larissa Förster, Mboro.
      Shot in: Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Germany, France, Switzerland.
    • Festival

      CPH DOX 2022