A Storm Was Coming
In 1904, Ësáasi Eweera, the last native Bubi leader who opposed the Spanish rule at the current island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) was detained by colonial guards and forcefully taken to the colony’s capital, where he died three days later. His home village was burned down and most of its inhabitants disappeared. Some native oral accounts have survived and opposed the Spanish official version, attempting to contribute to a sort of emancipated collective memory. The film tries to reflect on the gaps, silences, contradictions and falsehoods upon which colonial history is usually built.