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Ethiopia - Film Director Hailé Gerima speaks with France 24 -Video
In today’s culture show, Hailé Gerima speaks cinema with Eve Jackson. Known for his independent, direct storytelling that's anything but Hollywood, the director makes films about Ethiopia's struggle. His best-known movie is the acclaimed ‘Sankofa’ which won a stack of international awards including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film festival. His latest work is called ‘Teza’
Source: France 24
Well Done Sir. I can not wait to see your work.
I AM PROUD MR HAILE. YOU MAKE ME TO DIG
ABOUT MYSLF. WE NEEEDED IT A LOT FOR SELF REDISCOVERY IN OUR SOCIETY.
I watched Teza and I would say it’s Haile’s best film so far, full of emotion,revolting and instructive at the same time. Bravo bravo
it seems poletics for me but noting.the man man who we proud of, exists unlikely.im
come on still showing the hanger and violence side off ethiopian i think westerns r telling as mach enough, man
there is alot to show.we need more off that.
Outstanding, some of wanna be film makers should learn a valuable lesson from Haile.
do you know how to contact him?
keep it up sir God bless u
I think Ato Haile Gerima does the same thing he accuse Europeans portrial Africa in a dark perspective.
His attitude towards Africa is dipicted in his movies more vividly than even some of Europeans. The only difference I see is he is angry at his misfortune to make money out of it. His anger at former Ethiopian leaders and his manufuctured anger at white people is abhoring.
His movies are shaped by his view of tv in the 60’s than the reality. He use a different camera as soon as he moves to Euro/American even during slavery time as in the case of sankofa. You don’t see anything colorful about Africa in his movies all you see is a moving dark very feeble people with cameras running over their head.
Wearing the same director style cloths and a hat and having a little girl alot younger than he is as wife does make him look like a a house negro slave bad-mouthing his master.
There is room for improvement but he has alot to go to be Ethiopian/African and a genuine film-maker than elite from America running through his camera over Africans head and dipicting his traumatic childhood impression.
Selling movies is not being sellout, reaching a much larger and wider viewer is the main purpose of making a movie, the victory belongs to those who don’t compromise their souls in search of it.
Ethiopia has alot of great stories to tell and he can do alot of good in his excellent movie making skills if he wish.
He is some hero.Very nice interview: “SUSPENDED”/ not here or there. There is truly such experience (it may not necessarily be good). His choice of WORD in a spontaneous conversation was to the point.
Films as “WEAPONS”! better than guns?…When they have the Steven Spilbergs and Haile Gerimas, possible.
The last I knew, he taught at Howard University, Washington DC, NW 20059(double check the zip) They might give you some info.
GOD blees you this is what I have pro. Hayle Gerima you are the best man of Ethiopia as wel as Africa
I have tried to find this film since I heard about it but I still don`t know how and where to get it. Is there any body who can help me out?
Hiwot, dont just dwell in negative thought. We cant get this kind of guy out of hundered people like you who dont do nothing but talk rubish. This person accouplish much further than most ETHIOPIAN males. We need to encourage him to do more by giving him recognition for his work. Dont freack out when the dark side of your country is told. There are a lot bad and good thing that can be told about Ethiopia. As an artist you can choose any area and work on it. I dont see any problem with his work. bravo bro. Well done. Hiwot go and cry in your bedroom that is where your achivement belong!
To Mr. Haile Gerima, author of Beneath the Lion’s gaze, Ms. Maaza Mengiste and/or those who can contact either or both persons:
It would be very interesting if Haile and Maaza coordinate, collaborate and pull their resources, talent and contacts and make a MASTER PIECE OUT OF THE BOOK. That book has just about every thing in it. It is beyond politics; and its messages are powerfully positive in a challenging and brutal environment. The chances to raise money for it and turn it into a movie may not take as long as 14 years for several reasons.
This guy is a real artist!He has his own way to express himself,and touches a sensitive cord in most of us.
Of course, if you know ethiopian recent history, there are a lot of approximations.But i don’t think ethiopians are the audience looked upon by it.
It shows really well the craziness of that generation who wanted to build a whole country based on a book or two.
The movie is doing well the host asks Mr. Hilai replies by saying there are some Humans in Europe they are not all the ice age people in good cloth.This guy is mad at the world. he has tried a lot he just sick been on the business this long God be with all the way Mr hilai
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