• A Place Called Wahala

    A Place Called Wahala

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  • A Place Called Wahala

    A Place Called Wahala

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  • A Place Called Wahala

    A Place Called Wahala

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A Place Called Wahala

a film by Jürgen Ellinghaus

A Place Called Wahala

Germany, Togo, France | 2021 | 55:32 min

Original Title:
Ein Ort namens Wahala

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
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 in Togo, 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...
Festivals/Awards
2021 SOLE LUNA International Documentary Film Festival, Palermo / Italy (premiere)
2021 LIMA ALTERNA Festival Internacional de Cine, Lima / Peru
2021 AHRFF Africa Human Rights Film Festival, Johannesburg / South Africa
2021 Festival Internacional de Cine Africano, Buenos Aires / Argentina
2021 FICKIN' Festival International de Cinéma de Kinshasa / DR Congo
2021 INTERFÉRENCES Documentary Film Festival, Lyon / France
2021 SCFF The Sabira Cole Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA / USA:
Sabira Cole Award Feature-Length Film Category
2021 Festival Écrans Noirs, Yaoundé / Cameroon
2021 SFP Sharjah Film Platform / United Arab Emirates
2021 FICS Salerno International Film Festival / Italy
2021 FICDT Festival International Ciné Désert de Tombouctou, Timbuktu / Mali
2021 FIFSAV Festival International du Film des Savanes, Mango, Barkoissi / Togo
2021 Atlantidoc International Documentary Film Festival, Atlántida / Uruguay
2021 FICA Festival Internacional de Cine Austral, Ciudad de Córdoba / Argentina:
Awards Outstanding Documentary Screenplay, Outstanding Vocal Performance, Outstanding Documentary Feature Film
2021 FICNC Festival International du Cinéma Numérique de Cotonou / Benin
2021 Vittoria Peace Film Fest / Italy: Special Jury Prize Documentary
2021 VIFF Varese International Film Festival / Italy
2022 Africa Alive Festival, Frankfurt (M.) / Germany
2022 SANFICI Santander International Independent Film Festival / Colombia
2022 LAFF Luxor African Film Festival / Egypt
2022 iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos / Nigeria
2022 FIFAC "Allons au Cinéma", Ouidah, Ganvié, Parakou / Benin
2022 Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg Documentary Film Week / Germany
2022 CAMIFF Cameroon International Film Festival, Buea / Cameroon
2022 Festival International du Film de l’Afrique Centrale, Yaoundé / Cameroon
2022 FESCILOM Lomé Film Festival / Togo
2022 FESDOB Documentary Film Festival, Blitta / Togo:
Award for the Best Feature-Length Documentary
2022 FESTICAB Bujumbura / Burundi
Cast and Crew
  • Director Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Producer Jürgen Ellinghaus, Kwami Etonam Jean Ahonto
  • Screenwriter Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Director of Photography Rémi Jennequin
  • Assistant director Nassirou Saliou
  • Editor Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Sound Rémi Jennequin
  • Sound Design Pascal Bricard
  • Animation Nassim Jaouen
Original Languages

French

German

Arabic

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Supported by
Kida Studios
Togo
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