Scene from the film Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
Scene from the film Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
Scene from the film Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
Scene from the film Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
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Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed

  • United Kingdom
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Triggered by the memoirs of a medical missionary in the Afghan borderlands, the film reworks photographs in order to search for clues about colonial crimes on the North West Frontier British India at the turn of the 20th century. By rearranging marginal details, and by looking into the shadows that haunt the British colonisers, the film draws attention to the persistence of the imperial imagination.


  • Original Title
    Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Miranda Pennell, John Smith
  • Sound
    Miranda Pennell, John Smith
  • Runtime
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • London International Film Festival
    • DocLisboa
    • Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal
    • Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
  • Awards
    • Best international film, 2011 Images Festival, Toronto
    • Best international film, 2011 Courtisane Festival of Film Video and Media Art, Ghent is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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