• The Empty Grave

    The Empty Grave



  • The Empty Grave

    The Empty Grave



  • The Empty Grave

    The Empty Grave



The Empty Grave

by Agnes Lisa Wegner, Cece Mlay

The Empty Grave

Germany, Tanzania | 2024 | 97:00 min

Original Title:
DAS LEERE GRAB

Content Categories

Documentary
original English, Kiswahili, German version with English and German subtitles available
Synopsis
THE EMPTY GRAVE is a compelling German-Tanzanian collaboration by kurhaus production and Kijiweni Productions, directed by Agnes Lisa Wegner and Cece Mlay. The film follows the emotional journey of two Tanzanian families in search of their stolen ancestors. Their quest leads them to Germany, where tens of thousands of skulls and bones from former German colonies are stored in museum depots — a haunting legacy of colonial plunder in the early 20th century, taken for racist research and as macabre trophies. Set in the present, the film unveils the enduring traces and traumas inflicted by colonial crimes on families and communities.
Festivals/Awards
2024
74 BERLINALE Special
Cast and Crew
  • Director Agnes Lisa Wegner, Cece Mlay
Production Company
kurhaus production Film & Medien GmbH
Fremersbergstr. 77a, 76530 Baden-Baden

Phone: +49 7221 3021906

Fax: +49 7221 3021909

office@kurhausproduction.de
http://www.kurhausproduction.de
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