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Heart of Fire – playing at ICA (London) from Sep 25th -8,10-11 Oct

 

A drama about Eritrean child soldiers from the director of The Story of the Weeping Camel, inspired by the controversial memoir by Senait G Mehari.

The father of 10-year-old Awet (beautifully played by Letekidan Micael) hands her over to the Eritrean Liberation Front (known as the Jebha), where she falls under the influence of a charismatic leader, although her size prevents her from being a fully fledged part of the rebel militia. A powerful film that, by focusing on one story, attempts to represent the experiences of child soldiers everywhere.

dir Luigi Falorni, Germany/Austria 2008, 97 mins, 35mm, subtitles:
released by Metrodome: an exclusive new release

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September 18, 2009 - Posted by | africa, african, world cinema, film festival | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. it isnot good

    Comment by kidane | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. Azi it is not good zbl bgiega zxehafkuwo iyu,
    ane neta mexHaf bqanqa italiano anbibeya
    HadeHade zeyedli Antenebero Ati tariK hzbin menaAsyat eritrea iyu,
    slezi bad or good history zbehal yelen,
    neti zeykone abu gedifna neti kwn tariK zhaQofe nTeqemelu
    abti HmaQ tariKna knHafr yeblnan knmehar Amber
    the mistake of senait is the book must be written in tigrigna.

    Comment by kidane | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. so you are saying it is worth reading right? I will be watching it on saturday.

    The book should be translated into tigrigna, you are right. we should not have any kind of censorship.

    Comment by rodas | September 23, 2009 | Reply


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