Momella - A Farm in Africa
screenable online: 2 episodes
The mesmerizing story of Margarete Trappe, who moved to East Africa in 1907 and built the farm "Momella" near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Although she lost her home and livelihood twice, in both world wars, she started anew each time and ultimately became a legendary hunter and healer. Dramatic scenes alternate with documentary material in which eyewitnesses and descendants of the Trappe family share their memories. Rare archival footage from the wars in colonial East Africa round off this two-parter.