• Short Summary

    SOME 500 ANGRY YOUNG PEOPLE, MOSTLY STUDENTS, PROTESTED IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) OVER THE SHOWING THERE OF THE ITALIAN FILM "AFRICAN ADDIO".

  • Description

    SOME 500 ANGRY YOUNG PEOPLE, MOSTLY STUDENTS, PROTESTED IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) OVER THE SHOWING THERE OF THE ITALIAN FILM "AFRICAN ADDIO".

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED POSTERS DENOUNCING THE FILM AS RACIST AND SAID IT GLORIFIED COLONIALISM AND CALLED FOR IT TO BE BANNED.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD ON THE KURFUERSTENDAM, THE CITY'S MAIN AVENUE. SEVERAL HUNDRED POLICE TRIED TO STOP THE DEMONSTRATION, A CLASH ENSUED, AND A NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED. TRAFFIC WAS HELD UP FOR NEARLY FOUR HOURS.

    ON TUESDAY, AFRICAN STUDENTS TORE DOWN THE CURTAIN OF THE CINEMA WHERE THE FILM PREMIERE WAS BEING HELD.

    LAST MONTH, THE KENYAN AMBASSADOR IN BONN, MR. J. L. M. SHAKO, ASKED THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TO BAN TO THE FILM. IN A STRONGLY WORDED PROTEST, HE SAID IT PORTRAYED THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT AS A BAND OF GANGSTERS RULING BY THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE. THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IS STILL CONSIDERING THE MATTER.

    THE WEST BERLIN SOCIALIST STUDENTS FEDERATION HAS DECLARED ITS SUPPORT FOR THE AFRICAN STUDENT'S ACTION IN THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADG5JFFI8MD4T8U52DOX1HMMS3
    Media URN:
    VLVADG5JFFI8MD4T8U52DOX1HMMS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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