A Place Called Wahala

  • Un lugar llamado Wahala
© J. Ellinghaus
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title : Ein Ort namens Wahala
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society, Intercultural/migrations
Year of production : 2021
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 56 (in minutes)
http://german-documentaries.de/en_EN/films/a-place-called-wahala.19073

Every year the War Cemetery Memorial of Wahala / Chra in Togo (West Africa) hosts the 11th November Remembrance Day Ceremony in memory of the First World War and of the African colonial soldiers who died here in August 1914. The first German surrender in WWI was signed on the soil of the Reich's cherished "model colony" shortly after the Battle of Chra. It marked the end of German "Togoland". But Wahala's history and its name point to another painful past. Wahala / Chra: a place where the voice of the ancients resonates with present day pictures. a film by Jürgen ELLINGHAUS Germany / Togo, 2021, Documentary, 56 mins Title (France / Togo) (French): Un lieu nommé Wahala Title (Germany): Ein Ort namens Wahala International Title (English): A Place Called Wahala Title (Spain) : Un lugar llamado Wahala Film Type: Documentary Genres: History, Current Affairs Runtime: 55 minutes 32 seconds (56 mins) Completion Date: 03 July, 2021 Country of Origin: Germany / Togo Country of Shooting: Togo. Original languages: French, Kabiye, Mina, German, Classical Arabic, Hausa Subs: English, French, German Spanish, Italian, Arabic subtitled versions available Year: 2021 Screening Formats: DCP, ProRes 422,.mp4, Blu-ray Disc, Shooting Format: Full HD Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Film Color: Color Student Project: No First-time Filmmaker: No - Producer: Jürgen Ellinghaus - Associated Producer: Kwami Etonam Jean AHONTO (Kida Studios, Togo) - Written and directed by Jürgen Ellinghaus - Director of Photography (Cinematography): Rémi Jennequin - Sound: Rémi Jennequin - Assistant director: Nassirou Saliou - Editor: Jürgen Ellinghaus - Sound Design: Pascal Bricard - Animation: Nassim Jaouen SALES: Andana Films LINKS * http://film-documentaire.fr/4DACTION/w_fiche_film/63329_1 * https://german-documentaries.de/en_EN/films/a-place-called-wahala.19073 AWARDS * Jury Prize Documentary /// Vittoria Peace Film Fest (Vittoria, Ragusa, Italy) /// 12/13/2021 * Sabira Cole Award for Narrative or Documentary Feature-Length Film Category /// SCFF The Sabira Cole Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)///FESDOB Documentary Film Festival, Blitta (Togo), May 2022: Best Feature-Length Documentary Award
WORLD PREMIERE: SOLE LUNA DOC Film Festival, Palermo/Sicily (Italy), July 2021 FESTIVALS: - LIMA ALTERNA International Film Festival, Lima (Peru), September 2021 /// - AHRFF Africa Human Rights Film Festival, Johannesburg (RSA), October-November 2021 /// - FICAA International African Film Festival "Mirrors and Mirages", Buenos Aires (Argentina), Nov. 2021 /// - FICKIN' Kinshasa International Film Festival (Democratic Republic of the Congo), November 2021 /// - Festival INTERFÉRENCES - Documentary Cinema & Public Debate, Lyon (France), November 2021 /// - FIFSAV Festival International du Film des Savanes, Mango, Dapaong (Togo), Nov. 2021 /// - SCFF The Sabira Cole Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (USA), November 2021: Sabira Cole Award Feature-Length Film Category /// - Festival Écrans Noirs, Yaoundé (Cameroon), November 2021 /// - FSP Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), November 2021 /// - FICDT Festival International Ciné Désert de Tombouctou (Mali), November 2021/// - FICA International Film Festival Cine Austral, Ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina), December 2021 /// - FICNC Cotonou International Digital Cinema Festival (Benin), December 2021 /// - Vittoria Peace Film Fest (Sicily/Italy): Special Jury Prize Documentary /// Africa Alive Festival, Winter Special, Frankfurt/M. (Germany), February 2022
Santander International Independent Film Festival (Argentina), February 2022///LAFF Luxor African Film Festival, Luxor (Egypt), March 2022///iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos (Nigeria), March 2022///FIFAC "Allons au Cinéma", Ouidah, Ganvié, Parakou (Benin), April 2022///Hamburg Documentary Film Week (Germany), April 2022///CAMIFF Cameroon International Film Festival, Buea (Cameroon), April 2022///FESTICINÉ International Film Festival of Central Africa, Yaoundé (Cameroon), April 2022///FESCILOM Film Festival, Lomé (Togo), May 2022///FESDOB Documentary Film Festival, Blitta (Togo), May 2022: Best Feature-Length Documentary Award///FESTICAB International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual, Bujumbura (Burundi), May 2022///RTF Real Time International Film Festival, Benin City (Nigeria), August 2022///


_____ ES Cada año, el Memorial de Guerra de Wahala / Chra en Togo (África occidental) acoge la ceremonia del 11 de noviembre en memoria de la Primera Guerra Mundial y los soldados coloniales africanos que murieron aquí en agosto de 1914. Pero la historia de Wahala y su nombre están relacionados con otro doloroso pasado. Wahala / Chra: un lugar donde la voz de los ancianos resuena con las imágenes de hoy... - Imagen y sonido: Rémi Jennequin - Asistente de realización: Nassirou Saliou - Montaje: Jürgen Ellinghaus - Productor Togo: Etonam Jean Ahonto Idiomas originales: francés, mina, kabiye, alemán, árabe clásico, hausa. Versión subtitulada en español disponible. Formatos de proyección: DCP, ProRes 422,.mp4, Blu-ray Disc, DVD FESTIVALES Estreno: SOLE LUNA DOC - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, Palermo (Italia), julio de 2021 Otras selecciones: - LIMA ALTERNA - Festival Internacional de Cine, Lima (Peru), septiembre de 2021/// - FESTICINÉ - Festival Internacional de Cine de África Central, Brazzaville (República del Congo), octubre de 2021 - festival pospuesto/// - FICKIN' - Festival Internacional de Cine de Kinshasa (República Democrática del Congo), noviembre de 2021/// - INTERFÉRENCES - Festival de Cine Documental, Lyon (Francia), noviembre de 2021/// - SCFF - The Sabira Cole Film Festival, Pittsburgh PA (EEUU), noviembre de 2021: Sabira Cole Award Feature-Length Film Category/// - Festival Écrans Noirs, Yaoundé (Camerún), noviembre de 2021/// - FSP - Sharjah Film Platform, Charjah (Emiratos Árabes Unidos), noviembre de 2021/// - FICS - Festival Internacional de Cine de Salerno (Italia), noviembre de 2021/// - FICDT - Festival Internacional "Ciné Désert", Tombuctú (Mali), noviembre de 2021/// - FIFSAV - Festival International du Film des Savanes, Mango, Barkoissi (Togo), noviembre de 2021/// - Atlantidoc - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, Atlántida (Uruguay), diciembre de 2021/// - FICA - Festival Internacional de Cine Austral, Ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina), dic. de 2021/// - FICNC - Festival Internacional de Cine Digital de Cotonou (Benin), diciembre de 2021/// - Vittoria Peace Film Fest, Vittoria (Italia), diciembre de 2021: Premio del Jurado Documental.

Summary for official catalogues

Every year the War Cemetery Memorial of Wahala / Chra in Togo hosts the 11th November Remembrance Day Ceremony.

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