Screening and Discussion on Namibian Genocide

When: Sunday, 11 February 2024 at 3 pm

Where: AKEBI e.V., Böckhstraße 24, 10967 Berlin

AKEBI invites you for the screening of a special documentary that follows the story of the Herero people in Namibia who seek proper apologies and reparations for the 1904–1908 genocide committed by the German colonial army in Namibia.

After the screening, we will have Israel Kaunatjike with us, a Herero activist based in Berlin, for a discussion.

Film:

SKULLS, OF MY PEOPLE

Vincent Moloi, 2016, 67 min, South Africa

A documentary film on the struggle of a smallest tribe in Namibia fighting for the return of the skulls of their people taken by the Germans for racial science profiling after the genocide of 1904. It also demands the finding of these tests. This is why this tribe is launching a case to seek reparation from Germany.

Moloi’s document of a grassroots organisation taking on the intransigence of their government, and the Germans, tells a broader tale of post-imperialism and identity politics that pervades modern Namibia, resonates across the continent, and speaks urgently to the global sectarian wars that dominate the airwaves.

Guest:
Israel Kaunatjike
Born 1947 in Namibia, Kaunatjike has lived in Berlin for more than 30 years and works as a consultant on educational questions, with a focus on German colonial history in German South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika) from the Apartheid period until present day Namibia.
As a Herero activist he is engaged in the struggle for recognition by the German government of its responsibility for colonial crimes in present day Namibia.

The event is curated and will be moderated by Necati Sönmez, film critic, festival programmer and filmmaker.

We look forward to welcoming you all at AKEBI.

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