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Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa

Both a reenactment and a documentary, relates the story of the first international conference on Africa, which established the division of Africa amongst the European powers, and created Congo as a personal possession of the Belgian king. Using actual transcripts taken down at the time, Berlin 1885 combines reenactments of the Conference proceedings and previously unexplored archival materials, with the insights of historians and scholars from six nations, to discuss the politics, implications, and legacy of the conference. written and directed by Joel Calmettes. 2010. 84 min.
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