Skip to main content

Question in Togoland

Togoland, 1956 (MIFF 1957, United Nations)

Director: Brett Porter

The story of the first plebiscite ever held in a United Nations Trust Territory, when the people of Togoland in Africa decided by vole to join the adjoining Gold Coast and go on to independence as a part of that nation under its new name of "Ghana".

Working together with the local chiefs, elders and the resident British District Officers, the United Nations Plebiscite Commission teams set up election machinery and saw the actual vote produce evidence of the peoples' wishes.

See also...

STRONGER SINCE THE WAR

Covering a wide cross section of post-war society, this television report explores the position of women in modern Japan. ... Silver Award, Documentary Category, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... More »

Out

A border. Figures are seen in flight across the landscape. Volunteers help receive the refugees in Austria and lake them to a Red Cross frontier shelter; among them is a young widow from the working ... More »

Indochina

After seven years of fighting the peoples of Laos. Cambodia and Vietnam are reconstructing their disordered existence with the help of truce teams representing India, Poland and Canada. The film ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director