Africa Addio (Farewell Africa) is a 1966 Italian documentary that explores the triumph of freedom and equality in post-colonial Africa.
Decried as a “brutal, dishonest, racist film” by DWL Roger Ebert, Africa Addio contains live footage of the chaos that swept across sub-Saharan Africa in the first seven years of independence (1957 to 1964).
(2) It covers the White mercenaries led by Mike Hoare who fought Che Guevera and overthrew the Marxist-Leninist government in the Eastern Congo established by Patrice Lumumba’s cannibal followers in the Simba Rebellion. 100,000 Belgians and Europeans fled the Congo after independence.
(3) It covers an early genocide launched by the Hutu against the Tutsi in Rwanda and their exodus to Burundi and Uganda. Years later, the Tutsi would launch a civil war from Uganda and Burundi, and this would culminate in their extermination in the Rwandan Genocide and the subsequent flight of the Hutu genocidaires to the Congo.
(5) It covers the race war between the Portuguese and FREILMO in Mozambique and MPLA in Angola in the early stages of the Portuguese Colonial War. 600,000 Portuguese fled Angola and Mozambique after independence.
(6) It spends a lot of time covering the destruction and pillage of the vast game preserves created by British conservationists in the early twentieth century to preserve African wildlife.
(7) Finally, the chaos and genocide unleashed by independence in the black countries in the north is contrasted with the relative stability and prosperity of Hendrik Verwoerd’s Apartheid South Africa. There are memorable scenes of beautiful South African women surfing and playing on Durban’s beaches before they looked like this.
Africa Addio closes by wondering if Western civilization in southern Africa (South Africa, Rhodesia, Namibia, Mozambique and Angola) will be swept away like the Antarctic penguins that have colonized the southern coast of Africa.
46 years later, we all know the answer. The reality that Africa Addio exposed in 1966 was only a small taste of what was coming. The Mau Mau paved the road to the expropriation of the White farmers in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. The Hutu attacks on the Tutsi heralded the Rwandan genocide. The Simba Rebellion heralded the First Congo War and Second Congo War in which over 6 million people would die.
OD celebrates Black History Month 2012 by remembering the scenes captured by the Africa Addio filmmakers in post-colonial Africa. Millions of Whites were driven out of sub-Saharan Africa in the name of “Africa for the Africans.” Civilization collapsed across an entire continent. Liberal democracy produced nothing but mass graves for Whites in Congo and Asians in Zanzibar.
In the future, Africa Addio ought to be shown in every White public high school in North America in the month of February, as a “warning from history” of what happened to Western civilization in Africa when the liberals and communists got their way and freedom and equality were foolishly extended to black people.