Trapped in a Human Zoo - Based on Abraham's Diary

Guilhem Rondot
2016 | 52 min
A forgotten diary helps one woman uncover the incredible journey and the mysterious disappearance of a group of Inuit, trapped in the world of human zoos of the 19th century. The only known written testimony of an era that humanity would rather forget, Abraham’s diary is an inversion of the colonial gaze. An estimated 35000 indigenous people from around the world were recruited in these zoos, to entertain the masses and foster scientific experiments. Here the pyramid of races would be at its pinnacle; here the story of Abraham would unfold.