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Flowers of North America

duration: 3:36

year of creation: 2018

The video is a mockumentary that parodies a classic botanical television program about flowers. The presenter, Saliou Traoré, is a Burkinabe artist who lives in the Netherlands. In the video, he plays the role of a botanist from Burkina Faso describing the flowers of North America. The video is an act of reverse colonialism, where the idea of a "specialist from the West researching in Africa" is replaced with a "specialist from Africa researching in the West."

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