Man of Africa

(1953)
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Filmed in Uganda, Man of Africa was assembled by legendary documentary producer John Grierson. The film depicts the mass migration of the Bakija and Batwa tribes to a new territory after the natural resources of their native soil has been depleted. The pro-ecological message is always present, but never so much as to degenerate into fatuous speechmaking. As a means to introduce the semblance of a plot, writer/director Cyril Frankel concentrates on the trials and tribulations of clerk-cum-farmer Jonathan (Frederick Bijurenda) and his native sweetheart Violet (Violet Mukabuerza). Print quality in Man of Africa varies from adequate to murky.

  1. Cyril Frankel

    Director, Story

  2. Montagu Slater

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Frederick Bijuerenda

    Jonathan

  2. Gordon Heath

    Narrator

  3. Violet Mukabuerza

    Violet

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Man of Africa

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1953
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 13m

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