History Main / DarkestAfrica

22nd Jul '17 7:56:48 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]''

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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]''''Film/RoadToZanzibar''
16th Jul '17 9:05:56 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in the FilmSerial ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'', which takes place entirely in the North African desert in WW2. So plenty of sinister Bedouins and scheming Nazis, but no jungles or spear-wielding natives.

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* Averted in the FilmSerial ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'', which takes place entirely in the North African desert in WW2.[=WW2=]. So plenty of sinister Bedouins and scheming Nazis, but no jungles or spear-wielding natives.
4th Jul '17 5:40:56 PM SAMAS
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A great favourite of stories involving the Colonial period of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Africa has lent itself well to many narratives. Its breadth of landscape includes the immense sandy wasteland, the grassy veldts and savannahs, and the thick, treacherous jungle (which is, in reality, nowhere near as widespread as non-Africans often picture it). The history includes the ancient sophistication of the Egyptians, rich ancient kingdoms like Kush and Mali, and mysterious tribal groups — as well as the more recent European colonies and military juntas. And always, there is the wildlife, some of which may be [[MisplacedWildlife misplaced]].

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A great favourite of stories involving the Colonial period of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Africa has lent itself well to many narratives. Its breadth of landscape includes the immense sandy wasteland, the grassy veldts and savannahs, and ''especially'' the thick, treacherous jungle (which is, in reality, nowhere near as widespread as non-Africans often picture it). The history includes the ancient sophistication of the Egyptians, rich ancient kingdoms like Kush and Mali, and mysterious tribal groups — as well as the more recent European colonies and military juntas. And always, there is the wildlife, some of which may be [[MisplacedWildlife misplaced]].
12th Jun '17 12:52:23 AM JackG
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* Averted in the FilmSerial ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'', which takes place entirely in the North Africa desert in WW2. So plenty of sinister Bedouins and scheming Nazis, but no jungles or spear-wielding natives.

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* Averted in the FilmSerial ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'', which takes place entirely in the North Africa African desert in WW2. So plenty of sinister Bedouins and scheming Nazis, but no jungles or spear-wielding natives.
12th Jun '17 12:51:44 AM JackG
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* Averted in the FilmSerial ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'', which takes place entirely in the North Africa desert in WW2. So plenty of sinister Bedouins and scheming Nazis, but no jungles or spear-wielding natives.
19th Apr '17 12:35:20 PM Malady
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*** [[spoiler:and Suliman, the group’s driver seduces Shlomtsiyon, the company’s secretary, in an attempt to make her bring him with her back to Israel, [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] WhereDaWhiteWomenAt (this fails, as she angrily dumps him the moment she realises his true plans, which leads to his death in the Tutsi-Hutu fight later on)]].
** Also, the company’s boss wants to adopt a very bright kid he meets at the local village, who shows a remarkable talent in math and even learns to say ‘good morning’ in Hebrew (albeit mispronounced), even competing over him with the Swedish model. The Israelis treat the place they're in mostly with [[DeadpanSnarker condescension]] (as one of them phrased it: ‘Everyone’s a shell-shocked darkie around here!’) and occasionally with some romanticising ([[spoiler: Shlomtsiyon’s argument with Suliman about their future revolved around this: she wanted to get away from the commercialised, competitive West, while he wanted to leave Africa; this is what lead her to realise his true intentions and dump him]]), and the two Europeans seem to regard Israel with the same condescending tone the [[HypocriticalHumor Israelis treat the Africans]] (when told that the Israeli model is ‘very popular in Israel’, the English photographer says, ‘Yes, but so is war!’), while both Israelis and Europeans display [[RousseauWasRight every possible vice of Western society]].

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*** [[spoiler:and Suliman, the group’s driver seduces Shlomtsiyon, the company’s secretary, in an attempt to make her bring him with her back to Israel, [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] {{subvert|edTrope}}ing WhereDaWhiteWomenAt (this fails, as she angrily dumps him the moment she realises his true plans, which leads to his death in the Tutsi-Hutu fight later on)]].
** Also, the company’s boss wants to adopt a very bright kid he meets at the local village, who shows a remarkable talent in math and even learns to say ‘good morning’ in Hebrew (albeit mispronounced), even competing over him with the Swedish model. The Israelis treat the place they're in mostly with [[DeadpanSnarker condescension]] (as one of them phrased it: ‘Everyone’s a shell-shocked darkie around here!’) and occasionally with some romanticising ([[spoiler: Shlomtsiyon’s ([[spoiler:Shlomtsiyon’s argument with Suliman about their future revolved around this: she wanted to get away from the commercialised, competitive West, while he wanted to leave Africa; this is what lead her to realise his true intentions and dump him]]), and the two Europeans seem to regard Israel with the same condescending tone the [[HypocriticalHumor Israelis treat the Africans]] (when told that the Israeli model is ‘very popular in Israel’, the English photographer says, ‘Yes, but so is war!’), while both Israelis and Europeans display [[RousseauWasRight every possible vice of Western society]].


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* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'': {{Subverted}}. Adam has Teddy Ruge, a native Ugandan, rip apart this image, since it was created by companies like TOMS Shoes to sell stuff. In fact, Teddy argues that donations of shoes not only distract people from other problems countries like Uganda face, but actually hurt the local economy by making local industries - like cobblers, in the case of TOMS - noncompetitive.
6th Apr '17 1:17:27 AM MadAnthony94
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** In ''GeniusTheTransgression'' the colonial fantasy of Darkest Africa, the one full of dangerous jungles and lost cities, as one of the Bardos, places that used to exist until they were proven not to (but can still be accessed by those with a few toes out of conventional reality).
2nd Mar '17 1:21:17 PM jamespolk
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* In Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon, the heroes go on an expedition into this setting to claim unexplored territory and prevent ruthless slavers from doing the same.

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* In Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon, ''Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon'', the heroes go on an expedition into this setting to claim unexplored territory and prevent ruthless slavers from doing the same.same.
* ''Film/TraderHorn'': Mostly played straight, as the natives are portrayed as either savage or childlike, and in the business of crucifying people and making mounds of skulls when they're in savage mode.
28th Feb '17 10:44:18 AM megarockman
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* ''TabletopGame/TwilightStruggle'' focuses on the chaotic Cold War-era political aspects of this trope with the Africa region of the board, which includes all of Africa save for Libya and Egypt (they count as Middle East). Most countries in the region are low-stability, which means they are easily controlled by influence and are more vulnerable to coup attempts (only Morocco and South Africa are above level 2); in addition the only Level 1 stability battleground countries (which determine Domination and Control of the region when scored) are here (Angola, Zaire, and Nigeria). Games tend to see rather wild swings of board position here as they progress.
2nd Feb '17 1:22:01 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* [[ComicBook/WonderWoman The Cheetah's]] post-Crisis backstory plays this entirely straight, with the source of her powers stemming from a cannibalistic cult deep in Africa's jungles.
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