This is a short film made in 1925, a film of the type that today is generally called controversial, not to mention racist, but there is no refuting the facts it adduces, namely that well into the Twentieth Century, most Africans were still living extremely primitive lives, and this backwardness had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery, at least not by the White Man. Even at this time, the men of the Babira tribe bought and sold women like cattle. The people themselves lived in huts that would not be out of place in the Stone Age, they were naked or semi-naked, and had advanced to not even the most primitive of inventions. They had fire, but not the wheel.
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