The Discoverer of the Discoverers

Film Info

Film Year: 2022

Film Duration: 25 min

Country: Norway

Language: Norwegian


C. S. Nicholson

Film Category

A family in West Africa tells the story of how their ancestor discovered the European explorers — to a European film crew. We get to see how this encounter is still remembered ritually. But do all the claims about the historic event bear a closer look? And to which degree can we trust the filmmaker’s white gaze? This short documentary explores how pride and conscience may affect collective memories.