Africanized

Director: Theo Eshetu
Country: Italy and Ethiopia
Year: 2002
Running Time: 35 min.
Language: English

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Although it was made using a small, digital camera, this film confronts the big themes of global communication and the relationship to the “other.” While traveling in Africa, Europe, Asia, and America, Eshetu observed a variety of celebratory moments and states of consciousness. When these situations “Africanized,” his treatment demonstrates how instincts prevail over logic, passion conquers reason, and rhythm conveys a story.