Rudolf Duala Manga Bell, a German Story is a video installation about the life of the Cameroonian King Rudolf Duala... Read More
Rudolf Duala Manga Bell, a German Story is a video installation about the life of the Cameroonian King Rudolf Duala Manga Bell, who was executed by the German colonial government in 1914 for his resistance against German plans to establish an apartheid system in his hometown Douala.
It addresses the shared history between Germany and Cameroon and the anti-Black racism stemming from the colonial period in today's Germany.
Seeing this painful chapter of German colonial history from the perspective of Rudolf Duala Manga Bell, while listening to familiar German music and poetry, offers German audiences an opportunity to engage with this history on a deeper and more emotional level, while questioning engrained notions of cultural identity.
The video installation in its current stage is 28:45 minutes. Due to the duration limit what is shown here is a 2:44 minute trailer.