|Title||Colonialism in 10 Minutes: The Scramble For Africa|
|Director(s)||Jesse James Miller and Pete McCormack|
|Date released (year)||2006|
|Production company||Mindset Media|
|Keywords/tags||Colonialism, civil war, natural resources|
|Link to film||http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAJ7XmTFs4A
|Synopsis||An excerpt from the film Uganda Rising showing in a brief overview the utter decimation of Africa that took place via colonialism and the so-called “Scramble For Africa.”
For two decades, the Acholi people of Northern Uganda have been caught in a civil war between a rebel group whose main objective is inhumane terror and a government whose military response has often increased misery and suffering. Over 1.5 million people have been displaced into camps and over 25,000 children have been abducted to be used as soldiers and sex slaves.
And yet through it all, every day across Acholi-land something remarkable happens. Against a backdrop of dismal statistics, miniscule opportunity and unpredictable terror, in a part of Uganda forgotten by the world, children who have never known peace, face the day as if to live this way is normal, as if they still believe in the future. These children are the embodiment of resilience and hope. This film is the story of Uganda, her stolen children, and the fight to be free.
Uganda Rising is a feature-length documentary solely produced by Mindset Foundation (formerly Mindset Media Society). Shooting for the production began in 2004 and completed in April 2006. Uganda Rising had its world premiere at the 2006 HotDocs International Film Festival on May 14th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The film has since been invited to participate in many prestigious film festivals such as Hollywood International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival. The film was the recipient of many Best Documentary awards at festivals such as the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Wt Os International
The Colonization of Africa
Ehiedu E. G. Iweriebor – Hunter College
Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions, and eventual conquest and colonization. At the same time, African societies put up various forms of resistance against the attempt to colonize their countries and impose foreign domination. By the early twentieth century, however, much of Africa, except Ethiopia and Liberia, had been colonized by European powers.
The European imperialist push into Africa was motivated by three main factors, economic, political, and social. It developed in the nineteenth century following the collapse of the profitability of the slave trade, its abolition and suppression, as well as the expansion of the European capitalist Industrial Revolution. The imperatives of capitalist industrialization—including the demand for assured sources of raw materials, the search for guaranteed markets and profitable investment outlets—spurred the European scramble and the partition and eventual conquest of Africa. Thus the primary motivation for European intrusion was economic.
|Links to other resources||World Bank Refuses to Stop Funding African Land Grabs, October 8, 2012, African Globe. Source: http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/world-bank-refuses-stop-funding-african-land-grabs
Thomas Pakenham (1992) The Scramble for Africa: White Man’s Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912. See: http://www.amazon.com/Scramble-Africa-Conquest-Continent-1876-1912/dp/0380719991