Author: Sven Augustijnen
Publisher: ASA Publishers
Language: French / English
Pages: 488
Size: 25 x 16.5 cm
Weight: 984 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789461170095
Price: €39.00
Product Description

Laureate for the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011

Sven Augustijnen lives and works in Brussels. These last years, Augustijnen has been working on Spectres, a long film (90 min), which analyses Belgian colonial history, in particular the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. 100 years after Leopold II’s death and 50 years after the Independence of Congo, the characters in Spectres (ex-colonials, royalists, psychiatrists, communists, believers, historians and anticolonialists), are still being haunted by the colonial past. Alongside the film, a number of other works created during Augustijnen’s research will be presented, such as photographs, publications, sculptures, original documents, etc. The book 'Spectres' is a supplement to the film that offers another look at the film's main character, who is at once guide, narrator, and symbol of a past that continues to cast its shadow on the present.