Sakala

  • 11'
  • Belgium
  • 2016
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.
Director
Simon Halsberghe
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
11'
Medium
File
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Simon Halsberghe
Production Company
Moiré v.z.w.
Sales
Moiré v.z.w.
Editor
Simon Halsberghe
Music
Simon Halsberghe