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Mkono Wa Damu (2005)

Mkono Wa Damu is based on the story of the colonialist Carl Peters. On an expedition in 1884 he forced East African chiefs to give up their land. This historic event was one of the reasons the German East Africa colony came to be. Actors from Tanzania and Germany performed the events at historical sites in Cuxhaven, Zanzibar and Bagamoyo/ Tanzania.

Book and direction: Jens-Erwin Siemssen/ Actors: Asha Halfan Sengwira, Birgit Wieger, Catherine John Mponda, Corinna Langer, John Francis Gambula, Shaaban Juma Bakari, Yvonne van den Akker/ Vocals: Kirsten Schoetteldreier/ Technical staff: Erik Utpatel, Johannes Mueller/ Production: Juliane Lenssen

Photos: Ralf Lang, Jens-Erwin Siemssen

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