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People in the Bush

Menschen im Busch

Germany, 1930


An ethnographic, documentary study that dispenses with off-camera narration, of daily life and work in a village in the interior of Togo. It presents an extreme contrast to life in Togo’s cities, heavily influenced by the country’s colonial history.

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People in the Bush Directed by Friedrich Dalsheim, Gulla Pfeffer

Critics reviews

The more guileful sequences . . . are touching attempts to translate contemporary theories of editing, like those of the Russian formalists, to a new ethnographic form. . . . But charlatan that I am, I was much more interested in the prelude to these passages, in which the “Governor of Togo”—a white German, naturally—pontificates from atop a dusty, uncomfortable-looking seat.
February 20, 2018
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