List of films and documentaries abut colonisation


La Nuit oubliée – 17 octobre 1961
2011; directed by Olivier Lambert and Thomas Salva

This webdocumentary features several testimonies and archival footage concerning the Paris massacre of 1961 occurred on 17 October 1961, during the Algerian War (1954–1962).

Created by Raspoutem

This webdocumentary proposes to relive this historic October 17th through an interactive map of Paris, bringing together 8 original accounts, performed by actors and enlightened by interviews with several historians as well as by archive documents.


They Call Me Babu (Ze noemen me Baboe)
2019; directed by Sandra Beerends

This documentary is entirely composed of unique archive footage and tells the story of Alima who worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the country’s subsequent struggle for independence.


The Black Safari
1972; directed by Horace Ové

A mockumentary about a safari to Britain by a group of fur black Africans explorers and antropologists, in an attempt to locate the centre of Britain.  It mimics the Victorian explorers and uses comedy and irony to touch on issues of colonisation.

The Psychosis of Whiteness
2018; directed by Eugene Nulman

This documentary sheds light on society's perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade.