March Around the World: Ghana
No one makes films about European colonial history quite like Herzog and Kinski. The ways in which colonists exert power and natives are exploited is of constant, complicated interest in this, Aguirre, and Fitcarraldo. This film follows a psychopathic Kinski who fails upward in truly sinister ways. He's a bandit, deviant, slaver, tyrant, and human. The act of living makes us all villains and victims. Race, disability, and youth is all perverted by the carnal nature of man. A poetry of chaos.
There is a fantastic final scene that really puts the cherry on top of Kinski's work with Herzog, as we see nature catch up to man in a really haunting way.