Voice4Thought Film screening: The Ambassador

Voice4Thought presents films by African directors

The Voice4Thought festival presents three thought-provoking films on 24, 26 and 27 August. The films embody the mission of the festival: to bring inspiring ‘voices’ of strength and change to a broader audience and facilitate a dialogue between Africa and Europe. They were selected by slammer Croquemort (Chad), human rights lawyer Pangmashi Yenkong (Cameroon) and Elvire Eijkman (African Studies Centre, Leiden). During the movie nights, they will introduce the films of their choice and answer questions from the audience.

The AmbassadorFilm: The Ambassador – 26 August

2011 – 92 min. – genre: documentary – director: Mads Brügger – language: Danish; English; French - watch the trailer

Introduction by Pangmashi Yenkong (Cameroon).

‘The Ambassador’ is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy in which the Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador. The film tells about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where gin-tonics flow on a daily basis and diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians run free. In short, this is Africa, as ‘never seen before’.

Entrance: free

Date, time and location

26 August 2015
17.00 - 19.00
Lipsius building, Leiden University, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Room 019