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Film Africa 2011 - Ethiopian Film Double Bill - Deluge + Twilight Revelations

Directors Rasselas Lakew & Davey Frankel

Thursday 10th November 2011

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

6:30pm, Tickets £10.00, Concessions £9.00, Children £6.00, Hackney Picturehouse Members £8.00.

Deluge
Categories: Documentary

Deluge is one of Salem Mekuria’s most celebrated works. It tells her own story: that of Ethiopian students of the 1970s, their “Revolution”, and the brutal military dictatorship that followed it. It is also a memorial to her brother, who disappeared, and her best friend, who was executed. It brings to Ethiopian history an awareness of the complexity of life, relationships, and resistance, and the impossibility of separating the individual from the national.

Dir. Salem Mekuria
Ethiopia/US, 1997, 61 mins
Print Source: filmmaker

+ Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life and Times of Emperor Haile Selassie
Categories: Documentary

(Walter Mosley Award, Best Documentary)

This insightful documentary shows the man behind the myth of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie. Expertly blending fascinating archival footage with interviews with family and former members of the imperial administration, the film asks us to confront our assumptions about one of the defining figures in African history.

Dir. Yemane Demissie
Ethiopia, 2009, 58 mins
Print Source: filmmaker

+ Post-screening discussion.

More information can be found on the Film Africa 2011 website.


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