New clothes Dark History | Herero in Namibia
A film by Dorothe Dörholt, ZDF/ARTE 45 mins
At the beginning of the 20th century, the German colonial power attempted to wipe out the Namibian Herero tribe. Some of them survived and, as a mark of triumph, adopted the dress style of their enemies.
22-year-old designer McBride Kavari wants to modernise this costume, which has been worn with pride to this day, thereby incurring the wrath of the tribe elders.
Camera: Steph Ketelhut
Sound: Marcel Lepel
Editing: Jens Gronheid
Music: Big Ben / Karl-Heinz Blomann
Production: Antje Christ
Commissioning editor: Linde Dehner
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Photos © Marcel Lepel