Ethiopian Visions Film Series
Scribe Video Center presents Ethiopian Visions film series, four evenings of film screenings beginning October 27, presented in collaboration with The African Film and Media Pedagogy Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania. Exploring contemporary cinema from filmmakers in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, the series presents new ways of seeing and new ways of storytelling. Featuring the works of Yemane Demissie, Yared Zeleke, Salem Mekuria, and Haile Gerima, each screening will be followed by a post-film discussion with the filmmaker, viewable on Scribe’s Crowdcast platform.
Tickets are $8 per night for general admission, $5 for Scribe members and $4 for students and seniors. Admission is free for University of Pennsylvania students.
The range of dramatic and non-fiction works from Demissie (Twilight Revelations), Zeleke (Lamb), Mekuria (Square Stories in Trilogy), and Haile Gerima (Adwa), considered the dean of Ethiopian cinema, showcase the complexity and diversity of storytelling of Ethiopian screen media. The four film projects explore historical moments, from resistance to colonization to a re-examination of Haile Selassie’s imperial administration; as well as themes and spaces that pull from contemporary Ethiopia and the diasporic community.
Date & Time
October 27, 2020
7:00PM - 9:00PM
$8 each screening, $5 Scribe Members, $4 Student/Senior, Free for Upenn Students