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Africa Addio (Adios Africa) (Africa Blood and Guts) (1966)





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Africa, Blood and Guts is an edited-down version of the 1966 documentary Africa, Addio, a follow up to the directors' Mondo Cane. Whereas the original 138-minute version of Addio sought to criticize practices and customs in 1960s Africa and demonstrated a fair amount of substance (drawing extreme controversy for its political and social observations about Africa), this reduced version exists only for the sake of exploitation - exclusively emphasizing homicides, genocides, mutilations, the butchering of animals and all manner of other grotesquerie.
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Critic Reviews for Africa Addio (Adios Africa) (Africa Blood and Guts)

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Africa Addio affords some journalistic integrity, which is sacrificed, as per usual and at most every opportunity, to find graphic animal deaths and women.

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A hideous, racist and completely preposterous "documentary" that apparently is in full support of colonialism, the extermination of animals and black people, and has not a single ounce of care or concern for anything aside from the money the filmmakers hoped to (and most likely did, as they made more films) snatch from the pockets of countless viewers. Absolutely despicable. Appalling. Zero Stars

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

The makers of MONDO CANE spend three years in Africa documenting the transition from colonialism to self rule, capturing massacres of both wildlife and humans. This is a difficult movie to watch, and to evaluate. On the one hand, there are the allegations that some scenes are staged, other scenes (such as the drawn-out killing of an elephant with spears) are needlessly exploitative and tasteless, and the entire tenor of the film seems skewed towards contrasting European civilization with the savagery of the native African. On the other hand, the directors unearthed an amazing amount of historically important footage of massacres and crimes against humanity that were going on in Kenya, Rawanda and other places in post-colonial Africa, which progressive Europeans of the time did not want to admit or see. A troubling film all around.

Greg S
Greg S

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As a documentary, I'd give this a zero. It's more along the lines of propaganda film-making than anything else. However, as a period piece (filmed in 1962) it is very interesting. Can be slow-moving at times, but it has its moments. Pretty graphic violent footage.

Ned Isakoff
Ned Isakoff

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