Robert Louis Stevenson against German Government in Samoa

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Cristiano de S.O Campos
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Robert Louis Stevenson against German Government in Samoa

Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 24 Jan 2007 22:12

Les Aventuriers Des Mers Du Sud - TV5 27


That´s a new film about germans

The last years of the life of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson and its woman, in Samoa, and its solidary fight to the samoans, against the german colonial authorities.



In french TV chanell TV5.

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Cristiano.

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Post by Chris Dale » 29 Jan 2007 02:28

Hi Cristiano,
I'd be curious to see that.
Here's a link to Stevenson's writings about Samoa-
http://robert-louis-stevenson.classic-l ... -in-samoa/
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Chris

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Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 30 Jan 2007 17:19

Hi Chris

In these film show the rivality between two kings, Mataafa, one of best friend of Stevenson and Laupepa, puppet of Germans. Stevenson is against the gunboat diplomacy that affect the samoan people. Stevenson was judged for the Germans and it was almost banish from the island.

In the end of film Stevenson die, and King Mataafa was talked into surrendering and was taken to the German Marshall Islands with some of his supporters.

In the summer of 1898 Malietoa Laupepe died and Mataafa returned on a German ship to claim the throne.

it is sad as europeans powers manipulated the samoans.

Cheers

Cristiano.

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