The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Film Africa 2016 - Shashamane - Followed by a discussion on the relationship between Africa and its diaspora
Director Giulia Amati
Tuesday 1st 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.
Category: Ethiopia in Transition
In 1948, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie donated 500 acres of his own private lands "for the black people of the world" to encourage displaced Africans to repatriate. Since the '60s, many have left Jamaica for Ethiopia to establish the oldest Rastafari settlement in the world - Shashamane. But now their spiritual home is under threat. Much of the land is lost and many Ethiopians view them as outsiders, leaving these men and women, descendants of slaves who were taken from Africa by force, in limbo. A compelling look at the lesser explored and ever increasing migration of the African diaspora back to the continent in search of a lost identity.
Followed by a discussion on the relationship between Africa and its diaspora, exploring issues like identity, politics and reparations.
Director: Giulia Amati.
Running time: 80 mins.
More information about the festival can be found on the Film Africa 2016 website.