western attitudes …

A chapter which isn’t so present in german conciousness is the colonisation and genocide of the Herero. There have been some occassions when the theme had been picked up during the last years – especially for the 100 year rememberance of the Herero uprising, but its still not covered well. Thus I will take the chance of discovering JosuĂ© Tomasini Castro’s blog AnthroBoundaries (via), who is publishing notes on his recent fieldwork among the Hereos to link there …. and collect some further information like arte info’s thematic collection

… recently starting in the cinemas is ‘The Constant Gardener’ – the new film of brasilian regisseur Fernando Meirelles which hints at the continuing heinous exploitive practices of pharma industries on the black continent as described in a fictional essay by J.Le CarrĂ©.
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