The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Film Africa 2016 - Asmarina - followed by a Q&A with director Medhin Paolos
Directors Alan Maglio, Medhin Paolos
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 1JG
18:30pm, Tickets £12.50 + booking fee, Concessions available. Tickets can be purchased from the Ritzy Cinema website.
The Eritrean and Ethiopian communities have been present in Italy for at least half a century and have been actively integrated into social and cultural life. Collecting memories from the habesha community in Milan, Asmarina documents the legacy of personal stories, exploring the different shades of identity, migration, and the aspirations of the people. The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinised until now: the everyday stories of those born in Italy, those who have lived there for years, and the refugees who have just arrived.
Directors: Alan Maglio & Medhin Paolos
Running time: 69 mins
Language: Italian with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Medhin Paolos.
More information about the festival can be found on the Film Africa 2016 website.