Totems and TaboosBelgium's Colonial Museum

54 min
Available from 22/09/2019 to 21/10/2019 Last day

Belgium’s Africa Museum was created by King Leopold II to glorify his ‘civilising mission’ in the Belgian Congo, in reality a brutal and ruthless colonisation. As the museum recently underwent a major overhaul this documentary looks at how it shaped negative European attitudes towards Africa and how the newly renovated museum can challenge the dark colonial past.


  • Director :
    • Daniel Cattier
  • Country :
    • Belgium
    • France
  • Year :
    • 2018