This study of a forgotten statue provides a deconstruction of cinematic illusion and critically analyses Western perspectives. In 1884, Sakala was the first African boy to visit Belgium. He immediately learned French and donned Western clothes. There is a monument to him: as a naked child in a loincloth.

Filmmaker
Simon Halsberghe
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium
Year
2016
Medium
File
Length
11’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Simon Halsberghe
Production Company
Moiré v.z.w.
Sales
Moiré v.z.w.
Editor
Simon Halsberghe
Music
Simon Halsberghe