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Kongi's Harvest (1970)

An African dictator (Wole Soyinka) seeks advice from the king (Rashidi Onikoyi) he ousted on modernizing his tribal nation.

Director:

Ossie Davis

Writers:

Wole Soyinka (play), Wole Soyinka (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Wole Soyinka ... President Kongi
Rasidi Onikoyi Rasidi Onikoyi ... King Oba Danlola
Femi Johnson Femi Johnson ... Organizing Secretary
Nina Baden-Semper Nina Baden-Semper ... Segi
Orlando Martins ... Dr. Gbenga
Dapo Adelugba Dapo Adelugba ... Daodu
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Storyline

President Kongi (Wole Soyinka), the dictator of an African developing nation, is trying to modernize his nation after deposing King Oba Danlola (Rasidi Onikoyi). The different tribes are resisting unification, so he tries to reach his goal by any means necessary, including forcing government officials to wear traditional African outfits and seeking advice from the man he deposed. He demands tribute from Danlola in the form of a yam, an important food in the culture. Danlola's former lover Segi brings the dictator the head of her father as sacrifice.

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The film was shot in Nigeria. It was the first production by a Nigerian indigenous company whose aim was to change perceptions about the country and the African continent. See more »

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Country:

Sweden | USA | Nigeria

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sitä niittää mitä kylvää See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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