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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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Big! Black! Ugly! Brutal! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Two new scenes were added in the English-language version of the film. 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 »

Alternate Versions

German VHS release was heavily edited. Only in 2018 the complete version was released on Blu-ray/DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011) See more »

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Political correctness destroyed this film
13 January 2003 | by chuckjuSee all my reviews

This is the ONLY example of which I'm aware where the complete loss of a film is ignored by all media and critics. I saw this documentary on its original release in, I believe, 1967. It was very disturbing because of the miles of animal bones and bodies it displayed. It squarely placed the blame on both the whites AND the black native inhabitants. And the latter is, imho, the reason this film has disappeared. You can't find the lousiest, most edited version, let alone the original. And this movie was made by Academy Award winners for an earlier foreign film, so it's not like it was just a throwaway cheepie.


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