BFK | 05.05.2024 | GRATISVISNING | West Indies (1979)
Directed by Mauritanian filmmaker Med Hondo, West Indies is an often overlooked, yet groundbreaking musical drama that masterfully explores the complexities of colonialism and its enduring influence in the Caribbean. Adapted from Daniel Boukman's play Les négriers and set entirely on a stage that replicates a slave ship and colonial hacienda, the film takes viewers on a historical journey of West Indian society. Hondo's innovative approach combines music, dance, and theatre to create a dynamic and confrontational commentary on race, identity, and resistance. West Indies stands as a remarkable piece of African cinema, marked by anger, humour, and ambitious filmmaking, delivering both a lesson in history and an exhilarating cinematic journey.
Last Updated: 03/03/2024
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