Europaland: A journey into Popular Cameroonian Imagination # 256

Europaland: A journey into Popular Cameroonian Imagination

17:00, Friday 14th June, CMB 3

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Balz Andrea Alter
  • Year of Release: 2011
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Country of Production: Cameroon/Switzerland
  • Location: Cameroon
  • Language: English, French, Ewondo (English)

Europaland broaches the issue of the image of Europe of young Cameroonians. Among them Europe is both Heaven on Earth and the derivation of the African misery. The film follows the upcoming Cameroonian Reggae artist Ottou Ottou André Rodrigue taking the viewer on a trip through the social imagery of Europe as a ‘white man’s kontri’ (white man’s country).

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

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