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Nonquassi is an English short film by Leon Schauder

The film

A short foilm about the Xhosa prophetess Nongqawuse and the 1856-7 cattle-killing. The description in the online catalogue of Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire[1] says: "Members of the Xhosa tribe of South Africa re-enact an old legend in which blind belief in a false prophet leads the tribe to ruin. The commentary draws the parallel with Hitler's Germany."

Filmed by Leon Schauder for Gaumont-British Instructional Films, in their Focus on Empire series, and released in 1939.


Sheila Boniface Davies (compiler): 2010. Creative accounts of the Xhosa cattle-killing[2]

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