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Short film: 'Restitute Objects - Ancestors Return'

For 'Restitute Objects - Ancestors Return', Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy entered into dialogue with the next generation. The task given to them was to narrate what they lived through on their journey to Benin on 9 and 10 November 2021 accompanying the restitution of the 'treasure of Abomey'.

French art historian Bénédicte Savoy meets 12-year-old Maja from Zurich in the Kunsthaus of the girl's hometown, and in the warehouse of the Museum der Kulturen Basel, Felwine Sarr meets 11-year-old Yanis who lives next to this Museum accommodating one of the biggest collections of ethnografica in Europe.

'Restitute Objects - Ancestors Return' was written and directed by Balz Andrea Alter. The ETHZ film project was realized in collaboration with the ACT (University of Freiburg) and with support of the ZASB.