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tv   People Power Out of Africa  Al Jazeera  January 29, 2022 7:30pm-8:01pm AST

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news, news, news, the european museums hold hundreds of thousands of colonial era artifacts. many of them looted from the place of origin in africa, asia, and the americans. for decades, there's been a heated debate about whether these objects of huge cultural significance should be given back to me. a handful of either being returned activists. taking lessons in the right hand journalist island club, this one has been finding out why i
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oh, frances, fiercely proud of its culture and history. will down any of paris is grand pool of odds any quickly realised the capital is a monument to the glories of the empire. the nations cultural trophies are on display in its world class museums. now the debate about who earns many of these precious objects is firing up. when france colonized africa in fort harm, tens of thousands of its cultural objects. many taken under duress, others alluded during violent conflicts. france insists their, their rightful owner. but others say they belong in africa and should be returned
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by leaving harris and had 30 minutes out of the city. ah, with japanese them on is a melting pot of painting from different cultures many from former french colonies and department. i'm here to made a man determined to force france to confront it's colonial passed over. well, i saw simon rata copier we. we just really annoyed, you see issue all zeros here was zulu. dea bonsa was born in the democratic republic of congo in central africa. he's a political refugee who came to live in france as a young man who was supposed to have 4. okay,
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for the rest of the hooks. amazing. take up order is a feature to serve on the brother or what is this suss? it is. rebellion of fin living sophocles, now seemingly restless. he's still an activist, but now he's fight is with the french state. he believes it's still behaving like a quantity of power in africa. but realty, or model, it was, although is a later of an african social score on both of its members in europe, in africa, to regular hookups, to discuss politics and strategy that go with, you know, bullies are to be difficult, they're fighting for the return of their cultural heritage. without it, they believe africa will never know. it's true self. i'm middle. could you read? i did it with love. did african flee actively before he bought his la,
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poorly contrib. la city. diffuse across the ballpark. be bridge duality just come of we'll is he bugler see salo piazza see a list you man in a little said put you saw on television, but it's not that simple. here in france, the return of cultural objects has long been a to boot topic. then in 2017, the subject became a heated national tolten point when president macro, shortly after his election, visited africa and made a radical promise betsy mosley camp deposits in the command on the could. it's sean p. v. in the music or p up, just good to see sank on the conditions irony probabilistic is short. don't bill there will definitely be between one african honestly
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but for years on only 2 objects have been returned. let the girl sunday my grandma quote or new son to maneuver dinner to receive a call to trump. will you teach on dumpster vo, your city vincent on? is he sick of him? and michael, last year was lulu took matters into his own hands, starting in paris, above it locally this home is that a good one? he began beek at the k. bromley museum, which has tens of thousands of objects from africa. got a lot with alzheimer's. it still assembled the well, the logic did constable. so the new, a valuable a citizen, i'm a bit tied up with. then in marseilles, he snatched an object from a museum, live streaming the entire start to his followers online. let them come and go on
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their phone and complete this. it came well, joe condo, 50 talk to now. will they do on the get up? yes, i did the building. oh, don't know who i thought even tried it on in the world's most famous museum. the luke i want it, but he got arrested. he even went to the netherlands, where he actually managed to get a sculpture outside the museum. but he didn't get far. i've gone, it's me korean. we got older. 50 bucks wasn't hooked up with a stick on his actions are very political. i don't sing this man is trying to steal anything
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from any museum. is point is to show that there is a problem and nobody's speaking about it. a lot of patel murray cecile songs or is a curator of contemporary african art. her family comes from france and the tiny west african nation of been aim. she is. objects are part of our history and explain who we were. so they're very, very important. it's very symbolical, it's not really a question you know for money or importance of financial importance because some of these objects are very precious. some of them not at all, but the thing is, is that they tell us who we are. ah, identity is the hardest. romeo, me, the canons work born in africa. he now lives in france.
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his family is west african royalty, missouri. romeo. his great great grandfather was king by honda. in what is now the nation of beneath comrade remodeled with her less sensitive gesture, lucent, philip, across the circle of the support we've offered the over selection boundaries. not fully all whole school was we're sick of go for a month. yeah. yeah, yeah. home. but the cool jackal my to normally be is for to, for to sabbatical from cooper high school. when is his father said in 1892, facing fierce resistance from by hanson, the french army, invaded the kingdom, forcing him and his family into exile. they then pillaged the palace, taking everything from thrones to tunics, before bringing the lute back to france. italy says so suited her says object.
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cooper did really the russia. the mum drill co, no sitting manual for dualism, $30.00 waterfalls. romeo takes me. the seas are just a few blocks away with the work for mailing are resorted to click on his log scale paintings on linen, i hand painted copies of photographs of his family showing their journey into exile . this is your family paula black. on time. it says from a mama, the my gama. if it be over, i can see you actually have put yourself in here. um we so i could research it. um, no more polish, warrior and call. they do multiple click your order. no, sir, go fisher to roof rubashaw rule. what is it manual for? do sincerely, those are in is to out for to proceed. man, don't refer back to you at the menu. this one is quite striking.
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image. he's painted one of the most potent symbols of the keys to fate and empty through art. but speaker pay hope was on that was all set up sauce. know what? like one sort of sessional walk is susan movie. this ish was, he mentioned it, but with us what follows fish only mentioned on some on new hopes on fish, thrones and other objects looted from ramirez ancestors ended up here in the cable on the museum francis biggest ethnographic collection born in new caledonia emanuel casa error, is the 1st indigenous born president of a major french museum. i was let him and i think we are traveling through that when you didn't hear we, we are the song while on passing by wonderful peers from vinyl on. the museum has
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a collection of 70000 objects from africa, most port to france during its colonial rule. some of these a form for mom, french colonies in africa. how did these come into the museums plus one of the main problem re, re, re fade the moment? the good time when these things was, was, his object were brought to paris. people to take very much into account. the way it was acquired was a big province research on the take a moment trying to trace back. but it's quite difficult if they are acquired illegally or a legitimately that this is our duty to put the case to the head of said, saying we should look at this situation and then the parliament will decide on further action to be done in the heart of the museum a, some of the objects looted from been named by the inviting french statues, doors,
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and thrones thrown here. this is for quite spectacular. yeah, huge. the manual says before the french army reached the palace, king bay, hans, and said at a light, the soldiers rescued the objects inside essentially though alluded, but at the same time saved and away, sir. yeah, that's a quite uncomplicated here. so always because it was looted to them for sure, the same time these object wouldn't be there. the palace was completely destroyed by the fire. romeo feels tone about the objects ending up in the museum plan. what up for your, for your visit? we are informed to your caller hung through newly over new voices of sheila, also dumont pool. why so law firm man. i'm and don't see really suit laportia
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noonish top. oscar sees it there by law. boy. imagine it is on this, but we will see our supervisor to see pick on place. we're ah, microns bold promised to send african artifacts home has put other european countries on. notice mike france, germany's museums hold tens of thousands of objects from africa. but unlike in france, there's a lively debate here about the countries colonial record. in downtown berlin, the activist and academic joshua kweisi, wants to show me how traces of germany's colonial past still linger in the city. there is a site where the german chancellor bismark invited all the other european from your powers and the u. s. and the ottoman empire to come and discuss the carving up of
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the african continent. the meetings began here in 1884. there were no representatives from the african continent. there was nobody actually from the territories that were carved up. european nations competed with each other to grab land and resources. and so john colonies were and what us today target which includes what us today gonna come rule out what will then called germans south africa to de la, maybe out all of the east places, experienced brutal german crony rule. germany's time as a colonial power was sure, really 40 years later, it was forced to hand over its territories to the victors of world war one. but artifacts collected during that time, still fillets, museums. joshua wants them dealt with in the same way as the art stolen by the nazis. all we demand is that in sight, germany gained from that part of its history need to be extended to include the
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dealings with colonial history and looted art of that era. and is simply wrong that his objects are there with, i'm heading to hand to say some sculptures that have become the sea bomb of loaded colonial lot. many african artifacts arrived in the port of hamburg in the 19th century. among them were some benign bronzes. these are sculptures and carvings looted by the british in 1897 after a bloody war and benign city in present day nigeria was quite an incredible building. yeah. for sam opened the 1912. okay. and you have been aim bronzes here as well? yes. mm hm. quite an interesting collections of about 170 pieces. dr. bobber plank and steiner is a world expert on the benign bronzes. oh wow. yeah,
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this is her conservation office. took them to me of ours, our for inspection. so this is one of these are yes, blacks are very characteristic for the meaning growing. aren't they tell a lot about the history and assuming ceremonial culture a, the statues on actually old bronze. some are made of iron brass and ivory. so this is, i'm assuming one piece of ivory that's been carved. yes, and it's like actually a stuffed up is, has been used in certain ceremonies where with a little ivory stick, he would knock on it. the intricate sculptures documented court life for over 500 years hanging on palace walls. and so this hybrid had 3 days into the 19th said drange, there is in lay and b i is the pupils are in late this ira. i am and you know, iron is very powerful material. the sheer number and
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quality of the work is, are exceptional. there might be about 5000 works in most prominent museum collections all over the wall. in international campaign for the return of the benign bronzes to nigeria has been gathering pace and it's causing big headaches for germany's newest and most expensive cultural project. the humbled form in berlin was still under construction when we visited it's collection of non european art in artifacts. is one of the richest in the world. in the years, it's taken to build this massive museum. controversy has raged over what to do with its colonial collection. herman, passing a heads one of the foundations which manages the humboldt until very few years ago
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. or the colonial history of germany was not for the tram and population wasn't really an issue wasn't really a problem. and what the situation changed. we have much more people from africa living in germany, the immigrants and so on, so they cannot anymore ignore this. the humboldt forum has the 2nd largest collection of been aim bronzes after the british museum over 500 objects. the museum has been under immense public pressure not to display them. you plan to exhibit some of the benign bronzes i hear how do you do that ethically knowing that, that these objects were learned? because these objects are going to be exposed to story behind, to subtracts, will be taught the launching and everything. it's important that we have not a lacuna, an empty space here on, on, on benin or, or leaving benin completely and, and, and putting a complete other topic from our collections into scullery. recently the german
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government said it wants to return a number of bronzes to nigeria, but things should go back, but how many things go back and which things go back and which things can be shown here in the homewood form and in other places. i think this has to be sorted in a dialogue with responsible persons in nigeria. i think this is the important thing which we have to solve. ah, we call it restrictions easy. europe's museums are opening up and was always d. a bombs are is on the mode we track him down in portugal where he is being followed by another meeting. with probably dollars were valuable to got bit of premier or did i did not remember
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his live streaming. his every move is vicki dip it up to the zillow with what he called began colonizing parts of africa as early as the 1400s. one of the 1st european countries to do so muzzle lou and his colleagues want to remind people of that history with his 1st target is the museum of ethnology, which holds many african objects. mozilla is looking for objects taken during those early days of portugal. colonization look almost only tough i today, most of us want to meet cuts off. i mean, we soccer comments. he finds phase pot leads from angola, but they're not very old and he can't get it. i'll shoot you loud. awesome museum buffy pierre slough is usually adult with you so about mattie supplemented testing is over on said you saw the test before credit but it took. ready
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my issue to fuzzy mol, upon the button of economists up asking for jimmy dumont, overlap him, smith, beth allen, and he's also dessler. and so his aunt and his elbow, c r e n. good luck with those exposure. then it bill is off of. it was all it leaves empty handed, but his local network has another plan other than the letter there. so he's actually with his next target is the national museum of antique garage. it has an exhibition with 16th century african objects but again, he has no luck. well yes,
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it should be sooner. a bit of a relief. he's growing media profile is working against him. he believes museum staff refused him entry because they recognized him and did the next day, he makes one final attempt and oh, the vanilla. he's giving up finance. it's going to measure possibly to thought it causes yolando. sure. belize his well from so know if he's eligible to shows a bela he said he was not going to resume badging light
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last year, 3 years off to macros. pledge francis parliament passed the law to return 27 objects to africa, 26 back to the nation of benet. among them these objects littered from romeo's ancestors. i think it's a very story cola moment for french is him because the 1st time by the so many object of being given back snow be hand of something. it's beginning of something new. france has no immediate plans to return other african objects, but says it's supports long term cooperation with african countries on returns. if it's a 1st step, it's historical. it's very important. it's a most symbolical thing into. if it's the only step, well, it's $27.00 objects,
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you know it's, it's enough that what i think will need at 10 to 20 years to understand if this was an absolute revolution, or if it was just a speech in 2017 for army or the return of the throne, his ancestors, once sat on and other items is long overdue. so it's a come college offer national it based on mon, he's all up on normal. horizontal roof, i think were fun to do anything from the bus office and to la fontose. ah, africa when they can punch in africa. said to hong a look of what humble, fettered, or per songs that in case you did, i did on $200.00 the there was on
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