The Great White of Lambarene

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The Great White of Lambarene

africa independence racial tension colonialism racial prejudice humanitarian cameroon

The Great White of Lambarene

Release Date: April 26, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Ce.Na.Ci., Chrysalide Film, CNC, Canal+
Director    :   Bassek Ba Kobhio
Producers    :   Monique Annaud, Françoise Lehérissey , Bassek Ba Kobhio, Pierre-Marie Dong, Hugues Nonn
Writers    :   Bassek Ba Kobhio, Serge Lascar
RunTime    :   94 mins.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), the mission doctor, theologian and philosopher who founded a hospital in the rainforests of Gabon, achieved sainthood in his lifetime, at least in the popular imagination. The critical assessment of his life and works in recent years, however, has been slightly more ambivalent. Ba Kobhio Bassek is the first director to examine this medical missionary from a purely African point-of-view.


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