The colorful African Waxprints are considered traditional pieces of clothing, especially in West Africa. Director Aiwan Obinyan was astonished when he learned from his Nigerian grandmother that the popular cotton fabrics are a colonial invention. Waxprints have been produced for over 200 years, mainly in England and Holland, for African markets.
For his award-winning documentary, Obinyan embarked on a two-year search for clues. His journey took him to the cotton fields in the USA and the textile company Vlisco and to his grandmother’s sewing school in Nigeria, where his fascination with waxprints began.
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Date: Friday, 18th June 2021, 4:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg
In cooperation with: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Salzburg, Film Initiativ Köln e.V., Museum der Moderne Salzburg