36th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2020
11 November - 13 December 2020



Niva Ehrlich // Germany // 2019 // 19:00 min


More than 40 years ago, Mboro was commissioned to find the head of the Tanzanian resistance fighter Mangi Meli in Germany and bring it back to his homeland. Mangi Meli was hanged in 1900 by German colonialists and his head shipped to Germany for racial research. From Berlin, Mboro began a decades-long and so far unsuccessful search in a network of ethnological collections and institutions. (Photo: "Shetani", Niva Ehrlich, ifs internationale filmschule köln)

Director of Photography: Leander Büge

Producer: Zakaria Rahmani,

Director: Niva Ehrlich

Editor: Maria Hartig, Max Bell

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