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Africa addio
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Release Date:
11 February 1966 (Italy) See more »
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This is Today's Story of Africa Aflame! See more »
Plot:
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(9 articles)
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This is the most impressive documentary I have ever seen. See more (28 total) »

Cast

 
Sergio Rossi ... Narrator (voice)
Gualtiero Jacopetti ... Himself (uncredited)
Julius Nyerere ... Himself (uncredited)
Moise Tshombe ... Himself (uncredited)
Ian Yule ... Mercenary (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Climati 
 
Film Editing by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 
 
Production Management
Stanis Nievo .... production manager (as Stanislao Nievo)
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Frederick Ridgard .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Tonino Cacciottolo .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Abussi .... assistant camera
Ugo Valenti .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Maria Gianandrea .... assistant editor
Clara Mattei .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter .... director of promotions
Paolo Ketoff .... technical supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Africa Adieu" - South Africa (English title) (dubbed version)
"Africa Blood and Guts" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
140 min | Sweden:116 min | USA:83 min (1970 release) | USA:122 min | Norway:124 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (1968) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1967) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (heavily cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (heavily cut) (video premiere)
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Two new scenes were added in the English version of Africa Addio. One was the Africans' portrayal on the white people and another was the rich Africans with their white nurses. About 12 minutes of the original film was cut.See more »
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Edited into Final Journeys (1998) (V)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
This is the most impressive documentary I have ever seen., 16 February 2008
Author: sammymar999 from United States

I watched this film last month and I was blown away. In the documentary form, some film makers use a narrator while others let the subjects tell the story in their own words. This film uses bold and dynamic cinematography to tell this gripping and sadly true tale in a way more powerful than any other narrative format. This movie was filmed using a variety of 16mm and 35mm motion pictures cameras. Virtually all of the shots are hand held and I was not surprised to later learn the the Director of Photography was awarded an Oscar for one of his previous works. I spent the summer of 2002 touring Africa and I stayed in a few of the locations shown in this film. I was amazed to see the splendor of the cities in this film which stood in stark contrast to the squalid ruins I witness less than forty years after this masterpiece was made. It was amazing to see how beautiful and vibrant these areas once were. Now it's a wasteland were life is both short and very cheap. This film is pure genius. It also represents a cautionary tale to other peoples of what can happen when the political and economic stability of a society dissipates. Also, one can't help but realize the severe consequences visited upon those naive souls who traded their prosperity, freedoms and security with the avid encouragement of those lefty do-gooders who led them down the path of ruin in the name of "casting away the chains of imperialism." After the continent imploded, these would be social engineers disappeared in the dark of night returning to their homes in London, New York and Paris to see what other societies they could ruin with their idealogical snake oil. They, by default, left to other the impossible task of cleaning up their mess.

The democracy our hapless African brothers and sisters thought they would receive never materialized and when their paternalistic European guardians left, most of these people suffered under the most brutal forms totalitarianism, crime, starvation and tribal genocide. They jumped blindfolded from their frying pans and landed in the fire. Would anyone dare say they are better off today then they were forty years ago? Food for thought.

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