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Release Date:
11 February 1966 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
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)
User Reviews:
One of the Most Important Films of the Last 50 Years. 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)

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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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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Despite having almost half of the original material removed, the English print under the title Africa Blood and Guts is noted as being more gruesome than the original, uncut print, as any scenes of pleasantness or history have been removed, leaving only the most violent and disturbing footage untouched.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.
One of the Most Important Films of the Last 50 Years., 19 June 2006
Author: Chris Barry from Canada

This frank, unsettling eye-witness account of the chaos in Africa after the pullout of the English, French and Portuguese is one of the most incredible films I've ever seen. It should be shown to everyone, everywhere, man, woman or child to help them understand what happened to Africa and why it's not simply 'poverty' or 'debt' that created the horrible state of impoverishment on that continent from Sudan to Angola.

This film is impressive because it shows the cost of war, not only to men, women and children, but also to game preserves, the environment and to the next generation that inherits these conflicts.

One of the most unsettling things in the documentary was the recorded footage of Hutus killing Tutsis in Rwanda. No this isn't 1993. This is 1966! Nothing has changed. Also there are shocking scenes of Africans in Sudan mass executing Arabs in makeshift prison camps. Funny in 2006, the Junjaweed Arab militia is currently massacring Sudanese blacks.

This is a film that will enraged you, but if you're white and from a North-Western European background like me, you can't help but feel that this is a portrait of a world we've sown.

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