Sauvages. Au cœur des zoos humains

Film screening followed by a discussion

With Bruno-Victor Pujebet, Abd Al Malik & Monique Mbeka Phoba

Moderator: Gia Abrassart


On the occasion of the exhibition Human zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions the AfricaMuseum organises on Saturday 5 March at 3 pm the screening of the film Sauvages. Au coeur des zoos humains (2018), directed by Pascal Blanchard and Bruno-Victor Pujebet and narrated by Abd Al Malik. 


After the screening, journalist Gia Abrassart (Café Congo) will talk to co-director Bruno-Victor Pujebet, artist Abd Al Malik and filmmaker Monique Mbeka Phoba.

For more than a century, from 1810 to 1940, people exhibited other people by presenting them as savages or monsters in real human zoos. More than one and a half billion visitors discovered thirty-five thousand exhibits around the world. History had forgotten their names. They are called Petite Capeline, a Fuegian from Patagonia (Chile), Tambo, an Australian aborigine, Moliko, a Kalina from Guyana, Ota Benga from Congo, Jean Thiam, a Wolof from Senegal, Marius Kaloïe, a Kanak from New Caledonia... Sauvages, au coeur des zoos humains retraces the destinies of six of them with the help of the greatest international specialists, based on exceptional archives and images, and by collecting the unpublished testimonies of their descendants.


As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

3.00 p.m.

Auditorium of the AfricaMuseum, entrance via the Welcome Pavilion (building A on the map)

About 2.5 hours
In French

- Film only : free
- Film + visit of the expo Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhitions: 4€ (instead of 10€)


Registration is mandatory.
A Covid Safe Ticket will be required and a mask must be worn.