Prelude To A Nation

(Excerpt) Two-channel video installation commissioned by the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, for their exhibition 'Our Colonial Inheritance'. For this installation Bibi Fadlalla used a series of flags from different countries designed by artist Navin Thakoer All the flags are mixed with the Dutch flag and are carried by a fictitious tribe, representing different local histories but united by the Dutch colonial rule of violence & exploitation The tribe marches through an unknown landscape while interviews and archival footage show the influence of this colonial legacy to this very day On display from 2022-2026 Credits - Directed & written by: Bibi Fadlalla - Producer: Jeffrey de Roode - Camera Flag Parade: Reinout Steenhuizen - Camera Interviews: Gijs Wilbers - Sound recording: Kasper Koudenburg - Dennis van Rijswijk - Edit: Paul Kempe - Music & Sound design: Jesse Koolhaas - Color: Matthias Stoopman - Production Assistant: Jacob Alcala (2022)