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Time There was, A: Stories from the Last Days of Kenya Colony

Synopsis
Under British rule, white settlers in Kenya claimed the land of hills and valleys, and all its gifts, but by the 1950s they could no longer stem the tide of long-simmering resentment by the colonised Kikuyu people. Donald McWilliams was there, and he returns to Kenya to confront his past. Combining his own photographic records with archival footage, original animation and interviews with players from both sides, he tells the story of the Mau Mau rebellion.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Documentation
Online study guide available at http://www3.onf.ca/sg/100586.pdf
Subjects
History
Keywords
British Empire; colonial history; Kenya; Mau Mau

Online availability

URI
http://www.nfb.ca/film/time_there_was_stories_from_the_last_days/?ec=en20110525
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Donald McWilliams
Writer
Donald McWilliams

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$59.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Web
http://www.nfb.ca/ External site opens in new window
Notes
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Distributor

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Contact
Penny Rampado (Sales & Market Development Manager)
Email
p.rampado@bfb.ca
Web
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Phone
+1 514 496 3952
Address
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road
Montreal
Quebec
H4N 2N4
Canada

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