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Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)

Africa addio (original title)
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors:

Gualtiero Jacopetti (as Jacopetti), Franco Prosperi (as Prosperi)

Writers:

Gualtiero Jacopetti (as Jacopetti), Franco Prosperi (as Prosperi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergio Rossi Sergio Rossi ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jomo Kenyatta Jomo Kenyatta ... (archive footage)
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Storyline

From the producers of 'Mondo Cane' comes this violent document of a continent in transition; the change from white colonialism to independent black statehood. Often times, this resulted in the wholesale massacre of thousands of people and the indiscriminate extermination of wild life. Captured on film are mercenary killer squads wiping out entire villages, executions, Mau-Mau massacres and more! Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

The SEARING... SHOCKING... SAVAGE... EXPLOSIVE Birth of a Continent! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Africa Blood and Guts See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineriz See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1970 release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene where director Gualteiro Jacopetti and his crew encounter a soldier at Dar es Salaam, Jacopetti (in the dark blue shirt) is seen for a few seconds after he and his crew were dragged out of the car. Notice that Jacopetti suffered a cut after the soldier smashes the car window. See more »

Alternate Versions

Before receiving a UK cinema certificate the film was cut by over 12 minutes and was missing all footage of rotting human corpses and animal killings. See more »

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Featured in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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Words cannot explain the dilemma I have with this film
23 November 2006 | by druss44121-1See all my reviews

Truly presents the world as a dark place without a happy ending, or an ending at all, a world full of intolerance part of the human condition. Even worse, there is great indifference towards this intolerance, even displayed by the filmmakers themselves as they arguably exploit the rape of Africa, equally marvelled by the human tragedy and the cinematic scope of Africa in crisis. Yet, the images are genuine, if not presented in a genuine way, and the use of editing, music, and all the techniques of cinema masterfully create a tour de force that commands debate, thought, and maybe - someday- action.

Is this perhaps an example of what "art" really is, for better and for worse?

The fact that it took me over a year to really put into words why this film affected me so much, and yet was still villainous in many ways (a paradox to be sure), makes me think that it is.


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