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African films @ The 53rd London film Festival 14-29 0ct 2009

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Fire of Mansaré (Director, Mansour Sora Wade. Senagal)
Mon 19| 20:30| NFT2,
Tue 20| 16:15| NFT3,
Fri 23| 16:30| Ritzy Screen 2

Mansour Sora Wade presents a story about desire, choice and the freedom (or lack of it) of young people forced into a traditional practice where a male tags a girl at birth for marriage in adulthood.

Known mainly for his award-winning short films, Mansour Sora Wade delivers a second feature film as a story about desire, choice and the freedom (or lack of it) of young people forced into a traditional practice where a male tags a girl at birth for marriage in adulthood. Mathias returns triumphant to Mansaré, his native city, after having amassed a fortune abroad over a few years.

 

The Absence  (Directed by Mama Keita. Senagal and France)
Thu 15| 20:30| NFT2
Fri 16| 16:00| NFT2
An intense drama of loss, solitude, love and hope.
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October 12, 2009 Posted by | africa, african, world cinema, film festival, entertainment, feature films | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Conversation with Filmmaker Haile Gerima

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Above: Haile Gerima, the internationally acclaimed director of
Teza, Sankofa, Adwa, Bush Mama and other feature films and
documentaries. (Photo by Gezaw Tesfaye).

Tadias Magazine
By Martha Z. Tegegn

Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009

New York (Tadias) – For filmmaker Haile Gerima the travails of life are much like moving images – “a constant journey of restlessness and complexity, until the final rest.”

Haile’s latest film Teza is set to make it U.S. premiere in Washington D.C. tonight. The film focuses on the tumultuous years of the Mengistu era, as told by an idealistic Ethiopian doctor who recounts dreams and nightmares.

Trailer – https://filmingafrica.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/haile-gerimas-teza-to-premiere-in-the-us/

We spoke with Haile at his Sankofa bookstore, conveniently located across from Howard University where he has been teaching film since 1975.

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | africa, african, world cinema, film festival, entertainment, feature films, interview | , , , | Leave a comment