“This is the story of a boy named Kitwana,
A boy who laughed and played,
and went to school,
and did all the things that children do.
One day Kitwana’s life would change and not for the better,
This, however, nobody knew.”
- Ng'endo Mukii
This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the “first encounter” between colonizers and native women with the attempts of modern urban Aboriginal women to reverse their fortunes.
Through memories and interviews with my family, 'Yellow Fever' reflects on the effect globalization is having on African women's attitudes towards beauty.
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