Haile Gerima

Biography: Haile Gerima is an award-winning and critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Born in Ethipia, he is perhaps best known as the writer, producer, and director of the 1993 film Sankofa. What inspires the filmmaker is a tireless devotion to the art of independent cinema and the vision of a uniquely innovative cinematic movement that stresses a symbiotic relationship between African Diasporan artists and the larger community.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.28)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Harvest: 3,000 Years [Mirt Sost Shi Amit] (1976).

Hour Glass (1971);
Child of Resistance (1973);
Harvest: 3,000 Years [Mirt Sost Shi Amit] (1976);
Wilmington 10 – U.S.A. 10,000 (1979);
Bush Mama (1979);
Ashes and Embers (1982);
After Winter: Sterling Brown (1985);
Sankofa (1993);
Imperfect Journey (1994);
Adwa: An African Victory (1999);
Teza (2008).