In 1913/14, adventure and documentary films were shot in the German colony of Togo that are still largely unknown today. Jürgen Ellinghaus travelled to the original film locations with a mobile cinema to explore the historical background of the film images and the effects of colonialism to this day together with the Togolese audience.

World premiere of TOGOLAND PROJECTIONS at DOK Leipzig in German Competition in October 2023.

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At the end of the 19th century, the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) ranked among the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement. Virtually overnight, he became famous in Paris thanks to his posters of star actress Sarah Bernhardt. But at the height of his fame, Mucha left Paris to realise his lifetime project “The Slav Epic”. He worked on the monumental cycle of paintings for 18 years – only to meet fierce criticism upon completion.

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