1984 / 60 minutes

Directed by
Molly Dineen
Country of production
United Kingdom
National Film and Television School

Anthropology’s relationship with colonialism has been discussed widely. Yet the ethnography of the colonial service remains largely unexplored on film. This entertaining documentary shows, not without human sympathy towards the main character, how after 40 years in the tropics, Colonel Hilary Hook returns from the Kenyan highlands to a London suburb.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
British-Irish Isles
United Kingdom
Colonialism / Postcolonialism