The Fire, A Fowl, and an (Un)forgotten Past: Togoland

The German colony of Togoland was a small belt of land between the British Gold Coast Colony and French Dahomey that encompassed parts of today’s Togo and Ghana. Jürgen Ellinghaus captures the contradictions of post-colonial culture in which German military marches and African sacrificial rites coexist in real-time as well as memory. Ellinghaus’s visually stunning and thought-provoking film straddles the line between classic documentary and experimental essay. 


  • Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • FRANCE | 2017 | 13'
  • English & Local Language
    English & Turkish Subtitles