Sunday, April 04, 2010

Video of the Month

Namibia: Genocide and the Second Reich
(dir. David Adetayo Olusoga, UK, 2005; 58 mins.)

"A hundred years ago, three quarters of the Herero people of the German colony of Namibia were killed, many in concentration camps. Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. This film tells for the first time this forgotten story and its links to German racial theories." Superb BBC documentary, featuring interviews with Jan-Bart Gewald, Benjamin Madley, and other specialists on the Namibian genocide.